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High Impact: Literature from the Low Countries

Written by Lizzie Cain, 8th January 2013

High Impact: Literature from the Low Countries
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

6.30pm, Wednesday 16th January 2013

'6 Authors, 6 Cities, 6 Days'

high impactSix of the top writers from the Low Countries are coming to the UK next week for an unusual literary tour - they will be visiting six cities in six days, showcasing some of the best-selling prize winning literature from Flanders and the Netherlands in English translation. The authors will be performing together for the first time, providing the opportunity to discover exciting new writing and ideas from some of the most talented Dutch language storytellers.

The 'Low Countries Literati' include: Ramsey Nasr, the Dutch Poet Laureate; Peter Terrin, 2012 winner of the AKO Literature prize; graphic novelist Judith Vanistendael; historian and essayist Geert Mak; Chika Unigwe, Nigerian-born poet; Herman Koch, author of The Dinner; and travel writer Lieve Joris.

Beginning in Oxford on Monday 14th January, the tour visits Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and Norwich, before concluding in London on Saturday 19th, where UK writers Tracy Chevalier, Deborah Moggach and David Mitchell will join their fellow authors for the final gala event.

Tickets are available for the Liverpool event on Wednesday 16th January via the Epstein Theatre box office in Hanover Street, by calling 0844 888 4411, or via the Epstein website.

All Get Into Reading members can purchase tickets for this performance at the concessionary rate of £5 (plus booking fee online/over the phone) by quoting 'Reader' when they book.

For  more information about the tour, the authors, and how to purchase tickets for the other tour dates, please visit the High Impact website.

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