‘All This Belongs to Me’ in New York

Translator Alex Zucker will be presenting and reading from his translation of Petra Hůlová’s debut novel All This Belongs to Me (Paměť mojí babičce) as part of the European Book Club at 7:00 p.m. on October 26, at the Czech Center in New York.

While a guest at the 2011 Prague Writer’s Festival Hůlová did an interview on literalab and having written a number of successful follow-up novels (some of which have been translated, though not into English yet) is consistently included among the emerging generation of Czech writers breaking out of the shadow of their imposing predecessors.

Zucker won the 2010 National Translation Award for his work on the novel and has previously translated Jáchym Topol’s first novel City Sister Silver among other works. He also recently received an NEA fellowship to translate Vladislav Vančura’s best-selling novel set in the Middle Ages, Markéta Lazarová. The title is more widely known outside the Czech Republic due to the brilliant 1967 film adaptation by František Vláčil (photo still from the film).

If you live in the New York Metropolitan area they write that you should book a place a.s.a.p. because seating is limited. More information on the event can be found right here.

For those of you/us unable to make it Zucker participated in an interesting panel discussion not long ago on translating Czech literature titled Tough Nuts to Crack that can be watched on YouTube.

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