Luxembourgish literature at the Kaunas Literature Week
The Kaunas Literature Week organised by Vytautas Magnus University will take place from 20 to 23 May 2021 as part of Kaunas 2022. It will bring together numerous partners including libraries, museums and literary and cultural organisations. The renowned Lithuanian author Rimantas Kmita will open the festival with a reading from his latest novel ‘Remyga’. Other prestigious guests will be the Belarusian writer Viktoras Martinovičius, whose novel ‘Revolution’ illustrates the recent youth manifestations in his country, and the well-known German author Ingo Schulze, who will present his novel ’The Righteous Murderers’. The festival will also be an opportunity for discovering writings by the inhabitants and authors from Kaunas.
The Luxembourgish writer, poet and playwright Nathalie Ronvaux will introduce Lithuanian readers to Luxembourg’s plurilingual literature and present her new novel, ’Le Chesterfield du cinquième’ (published on 16 March 2021 by Editions Guy Binsfeld).
While the 2021 edition is underway, the LiteraTour 2022 will be presented to young Lithuanian authors who will be invited to participate in the ‘Prix Laurence Goes Europe’, organised by the municipality of Bettembourg, which will be launched on 24 April 2021. In 2022, the European winners of this competition will be invited to present their works during the final of this competition organised as part of Esch2022.
Festival organizer: Vytautas Magnus University/Kaunas Literature Week
Official partner: Kaunas 2022, European Capital of Culture 2022
Festival sponsor: Lithuanian Culture Council
Friends of the festival: Kaunas County Public Library, V. Kudirka Library of Kaunas Municipality, Maironis Museum of Lithuanian Literature, Kaunas Branch of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union, Kaunas Full of Culture, Nemunas magazine, cultural initiative ‘Puota’, Kaunas Culture Center, cinema theatre ‘Romuva’, Kaunas IN, VMU Centre of Francophone Countries
International partners and sponsors: Esch2022, Goethe Institute, Reading Luxembourg, Kultur:LX, Prix Laurence