2013 winner of the Magnesia Litera prize for his novel Rybí krev (Fish Blood), Jiří Hájíček will be appearing in London together with his English translator Gale A. Kirking. The event will take place at the Slovak Embassy on October 17.
Kirking will read from his translation of Hájíček’s highly successful novel Rustic Baroque (Selský baroko), which came out in English last year together with some short stories, one of which – “Melancholy Leaves From Democracy’s Autumn Trees” – was published in B O D Y.
More information about the event here
Read an essay Gale A. Kirking wrote for Literalab about Hájíček’s work and its background titled “Melancholy mystery of Hájícek’s disappearing Bohemian farmstead”