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Europa28
Europa28

Europa28

Writing by Women on the Future of Europe

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781912697380

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Jun 2020)

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Overview

 'To be European,' writes Leïla Slimani, 'is to believe that we are, at once, diverse and united, that the Other is different but equal.' Despite these high ideals, however, there is a growing sense that Europe needs to be fixed, or at the least seriously rethought. The clamour of rising nationalism – alongside widespread feelings of disenfranchisement – needs to be addressed if the dreams of social cohesion, European integration, perhaps even democracy are to be preserved. This anthology brings together 28 acclaimed women writers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from across the continent to offer new perspectives on the future of Europe, and how it might be rebuilt. Featuring essays, fictions, and short plays, Europa28 asks what it means to be European today and demonstrates – with clarity and often humour – how women really do see things differently.

Author Biography

Asja Bakic is a Bosnian poet, writer and translator. She graduated from University of Tuzla where she obtained a degree in Bosnian Language and Literature. Her debut poetry collection, It Can Be a Cactus, as Long as it Stings (2009) was nominated for a Kiklop literary award in 2010, and her short story collection, Mars, was shortlisted for the Edo Budisa Award for young writers. Asja has translated Emily Dickinson, Henri Michaux and Alejandra Pizarnik among others from English, French, German and Spanish into Croatian. She also writes a blog, In the Realm of Melancholy (asjaba.com), and is one of the editors and authors of Muff (muf.com.hr), a web page dedicated to feminist readings of popular culture. Zsofia Ban (b. 1957) is a writer, literary historian, essayist and art and literature critic. She gre up in Brazil and Hungary. She made her fiction debut in 2007 with Esti is kola (Night school: A reader for adults). Her short stories have been widely anthologized. She lives and works in Budapest and is currently DAAD writer-in-residence in Berlin. Annelies Beck is a writer and journalist. She has lived in the Netherlands, Brazil, the UK and Belgium. She read History at Ghent and obtained an MA in Brazilian Studies at ILAS, University of London. Annelies currently presents the daily current affairs TV programme TerZake at the VRT (Belgian public broadcasting), and is a regular contributor to various newspapers, including De Standaard and De Morgen. She is the author of Across the Channel (De Geus, 2011) which traces the plight of Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the First World War, and Frenzy (De Geus, 2019) which is set in Brazil. Asja Bakic is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. Zsofia Ban is a writer, literary historian, essayist, and art and literature critic. Annelies Beck is a writer and journalist. Silvia Bencivelli is a science journalist, writer, and radio/TV broadcaster. Sarah Cleave is an Editor at Comma Press. Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed social activist. Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer, director, and writer.  Asja Bakic is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. Zsofia Ban is a writer, literary historian, essayist, and art and literature critic. Annelies Beck is a writer and journalist. Silvia Bencivelli is a science journalist, writer, and radio/TV broadcaster. Sarah Cleave is an Editor at Comma Press. Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed social activist. Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer, director, and writer.  Silvia Bencivelli is a science journalist, writer and radio/TV broadcaster. She has been working for RAI, the Italian national public broadcasting company, for fifteen years as a presenter on various programmes. She writes about science for various publications, including La Repubblica, Le Scienze and Focus and teaches Science Journalism at La Sapienza – University of Rome and at the University of Bari, as well as Communication and Science Journalism at several institutions. Her works include the novel, My Witch Friends (Einaudi, 2017), and the essays Why We Like Music: Ear, Emotion, Evolution (Music Word Media Group), Èlamedicina, bellezza! – Perché è difficile parlare di salute (with Daniela Ovadia, Carocci, 2016) and Comunicare la scienza (with Francesco Paolo De Ceglia, Carocci, 2013). Her latest essay is entitled Sospettosi (Einaudi, May 2019).?She has received numerous awards for her work as a journalist and editor. Asja Bakic is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. Zsofia Ban is a writer, literary historian, essayist, and art and literature critic. Annelies Beck is a writer and journalist. Silvia Bencivelli is a science journalist, writer, and radio/TV broadcaster. Sarah Cleave is an Editor at Comma Press. Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed social activist. Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer, director, and writer.  Sarah Cleave is an Editor at Comma Press and the co-ordinator of the Northern Fiction Alliance. Hilary Cotta