Friday 21st October

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

European Literature Days 2013

Posted at 9:05AM Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

Every year I am invited to a charming and informative literary festival in Austria called European Literature Days (ELiT). It's held in the small town of Spitz, next to the River Danube in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau. During the long weekend of events, I get to meet new authors, hear the preoccupations of my European colleagues, and participate in numerous debates about literature and culture. This year's theme was "The Limitations of Literature" and included talks on the graphic and documentary novel, and how they are challenging ideas about traditional literature, as well as panel discussions about the extent to which technology is changing our conception of literature and literary markets.


Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

Taking Book Search And Discovery To The Next Level

How are you helping consumers find the perfect book for their needs or interests?

Is Social Media Toxic To Writing?

What happens when a debut author won't join social media?

Book Descriptions That Sell!

Your book description is only as good as its opening line

Turn Your Author Website Up To 11 (with Bonus Content)

Your focus should shift toward encouraging readers to visit—and persuading readers who've visited to visit again

Fixing The Broken Experience Of Genre Fiction Retail Online

We still seem to be trying to fit digital readers into one singular mould when we think of innovation in book tech

How Open Road Uses Agile Marketing To Power Growth

How content and data-driven marketing have spurred new products, grown the book publisher's fanbase, and increased sales

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Cappelen Damm To Launch 'Choc Lit Norway'
  2. Waterstone's 'Will Not Stock' Controversial Book On Hillsborough
  3. Good Sex In Fiction Award Hoping To End The Ridicule Of Erotic Literature
  4. JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films
  5. US debut writer wins Gold Dagger at UK's top crime writing awards
  6. Vlogger Zoella boosts sales at WH Smith as it launches £50m share buyback
  7. Royal Automobile Club Announces Shortlist Of Contenders For Motoring Book Of The Year
  8. Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Shows That Literature Can Burst Beyond The Boundaries Of Books
  9. Author Earnings: Sharp Downturn in US Indie Ebook Share
  10. Transworld Aquires World Rights To Addictive Psychological Thriller