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James Hopkin in Prague

British writer James Hopkin, currently the UNESCO writer-in-residence in Prague, will be reading from his work on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7pm at the Malá vila Památníku národního písemnictví, which ...

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Ilija Durovic in B O D Y

“Milena and I didn’t like dogs. The fierce, powerful creatures in our suburb, Zabjelo, always scared us. We believed they could bite a person to death. But Milena’s death was ...

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Daniil Kharms in B O D Y

Two short pieces by Daniil Kharms from the mid-1930’s translated by Alexander Cigale, one about an invasive cuckoo bird among other things, the other miraculously seeming to foreshadow every hipster’s ...

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Uzi Weil in B O D Y

What happens when a stalker, a Russian mobster, a heroin dealer and ...
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Kafka’s Konundrum

A new selection of some of Kafka’s short prose is being published ...
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‘The Absolute Gravedigger’ by Vítezslav Nezval

On Sept 29 there will be a book launch for The Absolute ...

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Sozopol Seminars: Creative Nonfiction Edition

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF) is holding the 10th annual Sozopol Seminars, with this year’s edition being the first creative nonfiction edition. The program will take place from June 8-12 in the Black Sea town of Sozopol, Bulgaria with a follow-up in Sofia for the events of CapitaLiterature. A truly impressive lineup of lecturers, guests […]

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Daniil Kharms in B O D Y

“And so, it once happened that Nikolay Ivanovich found himself in Hotel Europe, in their restaurant. Nikolay Ivanovich sits at his table, and the table over from him is occupied by some foreigners, and they’re gobbling up apples.   And that’s when Nikolay Ivanovich said to himself: ‘A curious thing,’ Nikolay Ivanovich said to himself, […]

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New Literature from Europe 2016

The 13th annual New Literature from Europe Festival kicks off this week in New York City, running from Dec 7 – 10 and featuring leading European authors, translators, editors for a varied program of events. The recently published Memoirs of a Polar Bear will be presented by its writer and translator (from the German) respectively […]

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Ladislav Fuks in B O D Y

“The German Casino in Růžová Street, to which Mr. Kopfrkingl had dragged himself with his leg behind him and his body bent forward, had a white marble-covered entrance with three steps. ‘I love white marble-covered entrances with three steps,’ thought Mr. Kopfrkingl and slowly crossed the street to the pavement opposite…” From The Cremator by […]

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Jean Lorrain in B O D Y

“Amsterdam, it is always water and houses painted black and white, all windows, with sculpted gables and lace curtains; the black, the white splinter in the water. And so it is always water, dead water, iridescent water and gray water, alleys of water that do not end, canals guarded by dwellings like enormous dominos…” The […]

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Ursula Kovalyk in the UK

On Thurs Oct 6 there will be a launch of The Equestrienne by Uršuľa Kovalyk, translated from the Slovak by Julia and Peter Sherwood. The event will take place at Waterstones Piccadilly. The Equestrienne is the first novel by the Košice-born writer published in English after having a handful of short stories published online and […]

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Alexandra Berkova in B O D Y

“…and he coughs decorously and goes off decorously to his study. Where he decorously. Straightens. Some papers. Slowly. Carefully. Tap-ping them. To cut off the edges. It’s very important now. To the millimeter exactly. At the edge of the table. And we’re each of us alone again… Ah, yes: childhood! Land of terror…” From Alexandra […]

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Interview with Guzel Yakhina

In 2015 a new and far from typical star arrived on the Russian literary scene. Guzel Yakhina won multiple literary prizes for her debut novel Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes, including the Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize. Yakhina was born in Kazan, Tatarstan (a semi-autonomous Russian republic) and her novel tells the […]

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Mirka Szychowiak in B O D Y

“Come, precious ones, let’s cry together before I go. I will be back with you as soon as I can. No, I won’t stay; they don’t want me here anymore. Władzia, dear, keep the peace, won’t you? Don’t let anybody hit Zosia. And please don’t fight amongst yourselves. I will miss you too…” From the […]

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Moscow International Book Fair

The 29th International Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF) took place last week from Sept 7-11 and Literalab was there, meeting with authors, publishers, booksellers and other assorted book people. Recently installed head of the fair, Sergey Kaykin, said that attempts have been made to make the fair more dynamic to combat lowering attendance. He also […]

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