Serbian writer Jelena Lengold, author of the short story collection Fairground Magician, is appearing at Europe House in London on Friday, February 21 for an evening of conversation. The collection was published by Istros Books in 2013 in a translation by Celia Hawkesworth, after having won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2011.
Read more about the event here
Read the title story from the collection in B O D Y
Speaking with Norman Manea
A couple weeks ago The Los Angeles Review of Books ran an interview with Norman Manea and he discusses so many topics – from 20th century Romanian writers and their (often dark, questionable) political choices to ethnic sorting of writers – that I won’t even bother trying to mention them (except the ones I’ve already mentioned). It’s a fascinating interview with a fascinating writer.
W. G. Sebald on Robert Walser
The New Yorker has Sebald’s essay on Robert Walser from the essay collection A Place in the Country, being published tomorrow, February 18.