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Llŷr Gwyn Lewis selected to Ten New Voices
Welsh writer and poet Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, has been selected as on of the Ten New Voices for 2017, announced at the London Book Fair, part of an innovative project, Literary Europe Live (LEuL), led by our sister organisation Literature Across Frontiers (LAF).
The Ten New Voices for 2017 also include novelists, poets, playwrights and translators from Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Spain. Now in its second year, the New Voices project has given a global platform to interesting writers who were little known outside their own countries.
Director of LAF, Alexandra Büchler said: “We selected our first ten New Voices in April 2016 and over the past year, they have had the opportunity to present their work at a range of literary festivals across Europe and beyond, their work has been translated into a number of languages and some of them have now secured contracts for book translations. These writers have certainly become better known on the international literary scene and have benefited from these encounters creatively and professionally. We now look forward to working with our new selection of writers and taking their work to a wider audience.”
Following the announcement at the London Book Fair, the ten New Voices 2017 will meet at the Kosmopolis literary festival held at the Barcelona Centre or Contemporary Culture on 22-26 March 2017.
During their visit, they will give public readings as part of the festival programme, meet local publishers, agents and literary event organisers, and receive professional advice on how to develop an international literary career.
The New Voices from Europe selection is part of the Literary Europe Live project which is co-ordinated by Literature Across Frontiers and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, with support from Arts Council Wales.