• On Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 pm, Tereza Novická will be reading at the AAU Library from her translation of
Aviaries by Zuzana Brabcová. Details here.
• On top of winning it last year, Olga Tokarczuk has once again been shortlisted for
this year's Man Booker International Prize for Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions.
• Stephan Delbos's new poetry collection Light Reading is now out. He will launch it
in Prague on May 22 here.
• Latest reviews:
Dreamverse at Rain Taxi
The Arkansas International
New York Journal of Books
The Complete Review
• A couple of new reviews of Jindřich Štyrský's Dreamverse are posted at Messenger's Booker and Good Reading Copy.
• Marek Šindelka's co-authored graphic novel Svatá Barbora [Saint Barbara] has won this year's Muriel Award.
The report, in English, at Radio Prague.
• Congrats to Stephan Delbos on the imminent publication of his latest poetry collection Light Reading.
• Speaking of which, Róbert Gál has a new book forthcoming in March. Info here.
• Aviaries is back from the printer and available for pre-order.
• Dreamverse by Jindřich Štyrský is now out in the UK and will be in the US first week of December. Read an early review here.
• Olga Tokarczuk has been shortlisted for the US National Book Award for Flights (translated by Jennifer Croft).
• Congrats to Marek Šindelka on the German edition of his novel Aberrant, now out as Der Fehler from Residenz Verlag.
• The latest issue of the Boston Review has a good overview on Olga Tokarczuk's rewriting of Poland.
• Radio Helsinki has produced an audio presentation of Mark Kanak's Tractatus-Illogico-Insanus, forthcoming in an English-German edition from Ritter Verlag in 2019.
You can listen to it here.
• Olga Tokarczuk is profiled in the NY Times for the US publication of her novel Flights.
• Dreamverse is at the printer, and we'll have copies the latter part of September.
It can be pre-ordered now (which is greatly appreciated).
• Sadly, Sándor Kányádi, author of Dancing Embers, has passed. An obituary from translator Paul Sohar is here.
• Antonia-Lloyd Jones, translator of Primeval and Other Times, is this year's recipient of
the Transatlantyk Prize.
• Travis Jeppesen's account of his stays in North Korea,
See You Again in Pyongyang,
has just been published. Can't wait to read it.
• Olga Tokarczuk's Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft (Fitzcarraldo Editions), has won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.
• Isabel Fargo Cole is the 2018 recipient of the
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for her
translation of Wolfgang Hilbig's Old Rendering Plant, published by Two Lines Press.
• Congrats to David Short on receiving the 2018 Jiří Theiner Award for the promotion of Czech Literature.
• Olga Tokarczuk's novel Flights (trans. by Jennifer Croft) has been shortlisted for the
Man Booker International Prize. It is well deserved. A really good profile of Olga was
recently published in The Guardian.
• "Sternenhoch," the opera, based on Ladislav Klíma's The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch, has premiered at
the National Theater's New Stage. Info here.
• A podcast devoted to I Burn Paris and its historical context here.
• A review of Aberrant is in the spring 2018 issue of Wormwood.
• Reviews of Witkacy's Narcotics have been posted at Biblioklept,
the Complete Review.
• A good interview with Stephan Delbos, translator of The Absolute Gravedigger, has been posted
at The Biblio File.
• Congrats to Isabel Fargo Cole, translator of Hermann Ungar's Boys & Murderers,
on her novel Die grüne Grenze being nominated for a Leipzig Book Fair Prize.
• A great retrospective of Kamil Lhoták, who illustrated Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, has opened at
Obecní dům [The Municipal House] and runs until April 22.
• Congrats to Marek Tomin on receiving a Paul Celan Fellowship to work on his translation of Ladislav Klíma's The World as Consciousness and Nothing (which we will publish at some point).
• Soren Gauger will be discussing his translation of Narcotics by Stanisław Igancy Witkiewicz at Massolit (Kraków) on Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.