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‘The Devil is a Black Dog’ review in B O D Y

My review of Sándor Jászberényi’s soon-to-be published debut short story collection The Devil is a Black Dog. We have published five of the amazing stories in B O D Y, three of them during this past Sándor Jászberényi Week. So hopefully this review will send you on to the stories and to the book itself, […]

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Zakhar Prilepin wins Russia’s Big Book Prize

The ninth annual Big Book Prize has gone to Zakhar Prilepin for his novel The Cloister. He beat out Vladimir Sorokin, who came in second with his novel Tellurium, and Vladimir Sharov, who came in third with Return to Egypt. In an article written when the shortlist was announced about six months ago in Publishing […]

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Sandor Jaszberenyi Week: ‘The Majestic Clouds’

The second of three stories being published in B O D Y this week from Hungarian writer Sándor Jászberényi takes place in a refugee camp on the Sudanese frontier. Read “The Majestic Clouds”, then go and read the book’s title story published yesterday (if you haven’t already) and then follow the links and read the […]

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Mission London in New York

Mission London in New York doesn’t sound like the US launch of a Bulgarian novel but that’s exactly what it is, as writer Alek Popov comes to the Bulgarian Consulate in NYC for the official launch of his novel, first published in the UK by Istros Books. The event will be hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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Ondrej Stefanik in B O D Y

“‘It seems like you’re an unhappy person. Isn’t that true? Learn to be happy in your unhappiness like Alyosha Karamazov,’ says the lunatic. Alyosha Karamazov? Shit, who’s that? His scar-faced accomplice from the Russian mafia?” From Ondrej Štefánik’s short story “Man On A Toilet”, translated from the Slovak by Janet Livingstone. This is the second […]

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Deborah Levy in B O D Y

Author of Man-Booker nominated Swimming Home and Black Vodka: ten stories has just published a book of poetry entitled An Amorous Discourse In The Suburbs Of Hell, an extract of which is the latest read in B O D Y’s UK & Irish Poetry Issue. Levy has a number of UK appearances coming up, including […]

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Seifert 113

In celebration of the 113th birthday of the Nobel Prize–winning Czech poet Jaroslav Seifert there will be an evening devoted to his work in Malkovich Bar in the poet’s old neighborhood of Žižkov. Great poet, great bar – should be good (though if you don’t understand Czech the bar part will be more important as […]

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Literary roundup: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky + Modernist mags

Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading this week is a story by the great Russian writer Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky entitled “The Unbitten Elbow”. Translated by Joanne Turnbull, who also provides a brief introduction, the story comes at the recommendation of The PEN Literary Awards. Not much more needs to be said about it than what Turnbull says in […]

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Literary roundup: Prague writers + a peasant Don Juan

PEN has announced its 2014 Translation Fund Winners and there are some cool and unusual writers that will be coming into English from this part of the world, and by this part of the world I mean in this case from a few blocks away from where I’m sitting writing this. One of the grants […]

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Cristina Peri Rossi in B O D Y

As Women in Translation Month continues and accompanied by a Q&A with translator Megan Berkobien on Spanish and Catalan women writers B O D Y republishes a bleak, atmospheric story from the archives by Uruguayan-born poet, novelist and short story writer Cristina Peri Rossi. “After Hours” is translated from the Spanish by Megan Berkobien.

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