In collaboration with Hay Festival and Wom@rts.

Introduced by Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. 

Available to pre-order, out 12th MARCH 2020.

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.

Translated by: Rahul Bery, Jen Calleja, Ruth Clarke, Jennifer Croft, Katy Derbyshire, Margita Gailitis, Jean Harris, Emily Jeremiah, Annie McDermott, Julia Sherwood, Sam Taylor, Jakub Tlolka, Jim Tucker, Rimas Uzgiris, Saskia Vogel & Jennifer Zoble.

Join us at the launch event in London and on tour in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Salford and Bristol.


‘Inspiring, essential, honest and deeply humane... This brilliant collection takes readers on a brave journey into our beloved continent, Europe, daring to tell the stories beyond its centres of power and privilege.’ - Elif Shafak


Watch the preview event at Hay Festival 2019 on Hay Player, featuring Paula Bonet, Hilary Cottam, Kapka Kassabova, Janne Teller and Sophie Hughes (£) 

'This will be a body of work that encapsulates the human spirit. These writers and thinkers will change the world.' - Caroline Michel (Chair of Hay Festivals)

'These writers are delivering their visions for the future - this is something we really need right now as we look to reimagine our institutions and relationships.' - Roman Simic (Fraktura)

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Book Details

23 Jan 2020