Video Debates Digital | Brexit and literature

Adrian Tahourdin: ‘We have left the European Union, but we’re still European!’

Published on 14 February 2021 at 08:30

What does Brexit mean for literature? Will the publishing industry, which is heavily dependent on international talent and exports almost 60 percent of its product, now have to change? Adrian Tahourdin, until recently editor at the Times Literary Supplement in London, hopes that the usual channels remain unimpeded.

Literature is a crucial part of the interchange between cultures, and writers on the continent might now become even more inclined to engage with the UK, in order to keep those channels open. At the same time, warns Tahourdin, the UK opting out of the Erasmus Programme risks reducing the exchange between universities.

This article is part of the Debates Digital project, a series of digitally published content including texts and live discussions by some of the outstanding writers, scholars and public intellectuals who are part of the Debates on Europe network.

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