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Euro Stars in London

This evening at 6:30 GMT four contemporary European writers from across the continent will be in London for the Euro Stars series readings and debates, hosted by journalist Rosie Goldsmith at London’s Europe House. The readers, all EUPL-award winners: Pierre J. Mejlak (Malta) Evie Wyld (England ) Janis Jonevs (Latvia) Çiler İlhan (Turkey) Read some […]

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Slovo Russian Literature Festival

The 6th annual Slovo Russian Literature Festival is underway in London, because with only the book fair going on there is a painful shortage of literary events in the British capital at the moment. The festival was opened by Boris Akunin, who will also be speaking this evening. Two other authors known for their novels […]

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Czech literature beyond the Fantastic Four

If you’re at the London Book Fair today you can attend a discussion this evening on the broader and still broadening scope of contemporary Czech writing with translators Julia Sherwood, Alex Zucker and hosted by editorial director of Words without Borders Susan Harris. Sherwood is the translator of B O D Y’s most recent Saturday […]

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Croatian writers at LBF

The London Book Fair will see the launch of Croatian writer Olja Savičević’s novel Farewell, Cowboy, translated from the Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth. Both writer and translator will be in attendance at 4:00 at stand 5C131 as well as at an evening reception at the Croatian Embassy. Then on Thursday there will be a reading […]

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Alek Popov at LBF

The 2015 London Book Fair is underway and there is a lot to report in the world of Central and Eastern writing. Bulgarian writer Alex Popov has launched his newest novel Black Box, translated from the Bulgarian by Daniella and Charles Edward Gill de Mayol de Lupe and published by Peter Owen Publishers. He is […]

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Jan Rozner in B O D Y

Seven Days to the Funeral is a lightly fictionalized memoir left unfinished at the death of the Slovak journalist, critic and translator Ján Rozner, who had emigrated to Germany in 1976. Yet it is also much more than that – it is a document of the process of normalization in Slovakia following the Soviet invasion […]

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Sozopol Fiction Seminars 2015 – application deadline

There are only a few days left to apply for this year’s Sozopol Fiction Seminars that will take place on the Black Sea coastal town of Sozopol from June 18-22. The application deadline is March 20. The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation’s program offers full scholarships for 10 writers to come to Bulgaria – five English-speaking, five […]

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Literary Roundup: Pushkin Prize and Berlin launch

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize shortlist for 2015 has been announced and has some very interesting titles. It includes Polish writer Jacek Hugo-Bader’s Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into Russia’s Haunted Hinterland, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. You can read translations of Polish prose and poetry by Lloyd-Jones in B O D Y. The Zhivago Affair: […]

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New and Novel

Two Mexican novels, one dealing with highly relevant contemporary subject matter and another first translated into English 50 years after its publication that though from the same country might as well come from a different universe. Another novel receiving its belated debut in English, from the 1930s Berlin underworld and a new Finnish novel about […]

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Transatlantic Poetry Reading: Jeffrey McDaniel (US) and Jack Underwood (UK)

On Saturday, Feb 21, B O D Y’s own Christopher Crawford will be hosting a Transatlantic Poetry Reading featuring two fantastic poets from either side of the pond. Jeffrey McDaniel, like all the best American geniuses, is from Philadelphia, while Jack Underwood is from Norwich. Both poets have been published in B O D Y […]

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