“Those of us who have always considered ourselves European have watched horrified at the political machinations taking place to separate us. I can’t change those, but I can reaffirm my commitment to European readers, and my wish to keep the threads of friendship intact, and we all hope this is a good way of doing that.”

“Our stories, are Europe’s stories.  Our history, is Europe’s history. In these challenging days, it’s up to writers to continue to celebrate what connects us – our shared values, our sense of belonging, the links that bind, the emotions we share – and to say thank you to our wonderful readers all over Europe for keeping faith with us.  Friends together, stronger together.”

“We all have millions of readers in continental European countries, most of whom read us in their own languages, and we want to tell them how much we cherish them—despite the impression that may have been given by recent political events in our country.”

“I cherished our long association with Europe, and deeply regret its current rupture at the political level … on a personal level I want to confirm I will always consider myself a proud European.”

“Those of us who have always considered ourselves European have watched horrified at the political machinations taking place to separate us. I can’t change those, but I can reaffirm my commitment to European readers, and my wish to keep the threads of friendship intact, and we all hope this is a good way of doing that.”

“Our stories, are Europe’s stories.  Our history, is Europe’s history. In these challenging days, it’s up to writers to continue to celebrate what connects us – our shared values, our sense of belonging, the links that bind, the emotions we share – and to say thank you to our wonderful readers all over Europe for keeping faith with us.  Friends together, stronger together.”

“We all have millions of readers in continental European countries, most of whom read us in their own languages, and we want to tell them how much we cherish them—despite the impression that may have been given by recent political events in our country.”

“I cherished our long association with Europe, and deeply regret its current rupture at the political level … on a personal level I want to confirm I will always consider myself a proud European.”

The Friendship Tour is being managed by the London company Fane

“In a climate of confusion and estrangement at home and across Europe, it has been a great privilege to work with four celebrated authors as well as publishers, venues and programmers across the continent on the Friendship Tour, with its positive message of connection and shared history.”