Story Of The Month

My Father Prayed in Croatian

A British-Croatian Society event organised in cooperation with Istros Books and the New Zealand High Commission


My Father Prayed in Croatian: an evening with NZ poet, David Howard

Thursday 18th April at 6:30pm 
Poet David Howard will read from ‘Mate’, and talk about the early Dalmatian immigrants to New Zealand with Māori links which inspired his work: David’s cycle of poems draws upon the history of Dalmatian immigration to New Zealand in the early 20th century, where men were mostly employed digging kauri gum for the roads in the the North Island. Many of them ended up marrying Maori women and the name given to them, and their descendants, is ‘Tarara”.
David has lived in Pazin, Croatia, for the past five years and works as an editor and lecturer. 
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European Writers Festival at the British Library

18-19 May 2024

With special guest Andrey Kurkov, 30 authors and poets, each from one European region or country, will gather together at the British Library for a weekend of panels and performances.

Our authors Andrea Tompa and Ioana Pârvulescu will be taking part in this 2024 Festival – a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the best European prose and poetry in English translation over one star-studded weekend. See the full programme here.

Organised by the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) London in partnership with the European Literature Network and the British Library, and with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom and the European Parliament Liaison Office in the United Kingdom, the European Writers’ Festival is once again curated by former BBC journalist Rosie Goldsmith, director of the European Literature Network. 

A Journey through Myth - book launch

Barbican Library, Barbican Centre Level 2 Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS

Thursday , 16th May at 6:30pm

Jonah and His Daughter is the Romanian author Ioana Pârvulescu‘s latest book to be published in English. It offers us an affectionate and vivid account of the reluctant, recalcitrant prophet Jonah, passed down from mother to daughter over the course of thousands of years, from the eighth century B.C. to the present day. In a sweeping narrative that pans out from the ancient port of Jaffa in the eastern Mediterranean to the modern-day cities of Prague, Munich, London and Bucharest, the first storyteller we meet is Jonah’s daughter herself, and the last is a proud mother of twins in our own time. A colourful, variegated tapestry of tales within tales that inter- weaves myth, legend, family histories, and psychologies, the novel expands upon a familiar Biblical story in order to meditate on permanence and change, on the unfolding of self through storytelling, and the irreducible mystery of the narrated self.