The interview is titled “Prague kind of lends itself to neurosis,” which has instantly become my automated answer to the perpetual “Why did you move to Prague?” questions I still get. In truth, it makes a certain amount of sense, probably more than any other answer I’ve given in the past.
The novel is about a former barista who comes to the now long-gone Prague of the early 90s. Ellis is interviewed by Hungarian writer and journalist Sándor Jászberényi, and talks about his recent US book tour, magic-realism, Pilvax magazine (of which he’s the founder and editor) and ends with a mention of his translations of his interviewer’s short stories, one of which was recently published in B O D Y.
For those of you in Budapest the novel will be launched at Massolit Books & Café on April 19 at 7pm with a reading and a complimentary glass of wine.
A review of the novel is forthcoming on literalab.