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Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium comprising the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council. Its mission is the support and promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its forms and means of expression.

Catalan crime author Teresa Solana takes part in three events at Toronto International Festival of Authors

Literature.  Toronto,  29/10/2019

As Canada’s largest and longest-running celebration of words and ideas, Toronto International Festival of Authors connects writers and curious readers of every kind.

Teresa Solana was born in Barcelona, where she has lived most of her life. Before becoming a writer, she was a professional literary translator and for seven years directed «The Translators’ House», an institution dedicated to promoting translation. She published her first book, A not so perfect crime, in 2006. She writes in Catalan and her novels and stories, full of irony and humor, have been translated into several languages and won several awards. She has also written children's books. Her latest work, The first prehistoric serial killer and other stories, was published in English in 2018 by Bitter Lemon Press. 


Festival Pop-up: Union Station

Each author will speak for up to 10 minutes each on the topic of “travel” or “journeys”, which aligns perfectly with the Union Station venue. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00pm

West Wing of Union Station, immediately off the Great Hall at street level, Toronto

The Toronto International Festival of Authors has partnered with Union Station again to bring the second annual "Festival Pop-up" to Toronto's busiest commuter interchange. Hosted by Antanas Sileika, the pop-up will spotlight a select line-up of authors, as well as a “Books On Tour” Library of past Festival titles, which passersby are welcome to take home with them free of charge.


Europe On Tour: Reading & Reception

Authors from the European Union offer audiences a rare chance to hear acclaimed works recited live in the languages in which they were originally written.

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7:00pm

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

No passport needed to meet, hear and learn from the European Union’s leaders in contemporary literature at this special event. For the second year running, the Festival is thrilled to present this rare chance to hear acclaimed works recited live in the languages in which they were originally written and in the authors’ own voices.

Spotlighted regions include Catalonia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. This event is presented in conjunction with the European Union National Institutes for Culture. Written English translations will be available. Readings will be followed by a licensed reception and the event will be hosted by Laetitia Delemarre.

Featured authors include:

Kai Aareleid (Burning Cities),

Esad Babačić (Every Child is Beautiful When Born),

Helena Janeczek (The Girl with the Leica),

Frido Mann,

Wilfried N’Sondé (Concrete Flowers),

Inês Pedrosa (Still I Miss You),

Rein Raud (The Death of a Perfect Sentence),

Teodor Reljić (Two),

Teresa Solana (The First Prehistoric Serial Killer),

Benedek Totth (Dead Heat),

and Gabriela Ybarra (The Dinner Guest).


Thomas King, Un-Su Kim, Sora-Kim Russell and Teresa Solana in Conversation

Authors Thomas King, Un-Su Kim, Sora-Kim Russell and Teresa Solana will discuss how they weave such gripping tales in their latest books.

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:30pm

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Crime knows no boundaries, and neither does this panel of crime writers, having all soared to the top of their countries’ bestseller lists, while packing multiple awards along the way. Join Thomas King (A Matter of Malice), legendary writer and Order of Canada recipient, and Un-Su Kim (The Plotters), recipient of Korea’s most prestigious Munhakdongne Novel Prize, appearing with Sora-Kim Russell (The Plotters), one of today’s top Korean-to-English translators, as well as Teresa Solana (The First Prehistoric Serial Killer), Catalonian author and finalist of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, to find out how they weave such gripping tales with moderator Deborah Dundas. Hosted by Emily Saso.


As well, Teresa Solana will speak about her work at Victoria College in Toronto.

Barcelona Noir: Crime and Detective Fiction in Catalonia with Teresa Solana

Tuesday, October 29, 12:00 pm

VC102, Northrop Frye Center at Victoria College, Toronto




Festival Pop-up: Union Station

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm


Europe On Tour: Reading & Reception

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7:00pm


Thomas King, Un-Su Kim, Sora-Kim Russell and Teresa Solana in Conversation

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:30pm





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