We welcome in our library the initiative «Open a book for a better future», by Europe Readr, which brings current social issues to readers around the world through a selection of literary works from across the European Union.
The audience can physically access a selection of books featured on Europe Readr at the libraries of the Instituto Cervantes in London, as well as at the libraries of the Institut français UK, the Goethe-Institut London, and the Delegation of the European Union to the UK.
A curated set of European literature entitled “The Future of Living” is also available for reading online. There is one literary work from each EU Member State in the original language and the English translation
As you may know, Eunic London project proposal for Europe Readr: «The Future of living» has been amongst the ones selected to receive funding from EUNIC Global.
Spain takes part with the picture book called «The City,» by Roser Capdevila, an artist, writer and illustrator. As an artist, she created graphics, oil paintings and watercolours; in 1980, she devoted herself to illustration, especially for children and young adults. Since 1990, she has been involved in the production of The Triplets animated series. Her works have been translated into all major languages. In 2010, she received the Spanish Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts and the Medal of Honour of the Parliament of Catalonia.
In «The City,» readers follow an inquisitive bird flying over the city, only to stop at places where something interesting is happening: the city park, the mall, the bus station and the train station. The illustrations of the urban everyday life are full of wonderful details that catch the eye only after leafing through the book a couple of times: that way, we can find a character or two who come with us. The book promotes interactive reading, with readers composing their own stories about the hustle and bustle of the modern city.