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An evening of Slovak Literature

24th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 25th October 2019 @ 7:15 pm

Slovak writers’ tour 22 -25 October – Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, London

Join a panel of renowned authors chaired by Diana Vonnak for a celebration of modern Slovak literature. Ursula Kovalyk, Ivana Dobrakovova and Balla will discuss their award-winning works of fiction. Also taking part will be their English translator, Julia Sherwood.

Ursula Kovalyk is a feminist writer, social worker and theatre maker and a leading representative of contemporary feminist literary discourse in Slovakia. The Night Circus and other stories published by Parthian Books (April 2019) blends the naturalistic and the fabulistic in elusive, delicate stories that fold fable and fairy tale into the everyday, domestic settings of kitchen, garden.

Ivana Dobrakovova
is a writer and translator(Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan saga), winner of the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature. Bellevue is a novel about our inability to escape ‘our own private cages, being imprisoned by fear, anxiety and mistrust, no less than indifference to others. Jantar Publishing, October 2019.

Balla is an award-winning writer of short stories and novellas, “the chief alchemist of Slovak literature”. Big Love , a critique of contemporary society in which the triumph of liberal democracy has increased rather than diminished the Kafkaesque aspects of life, is his second book to be published in English. Jantar Publishing, October 2019

22 October Manchester 19.00-20.30 Blackwell’s Bookshop book here

23 October Oxford 19.00-20.30 St Anthony’s College (booking details to follow)

24 October Cambridge 18.30-20.00 Heffers Bookshop book here

25 October London 19.15-20.30 British Library book here

‘Raising the Velvet Curtain’ is a series of events presenting a vibrant new generation of Slovak writers and artists to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution of 1989.


24th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm
25th October 2019 @ 7:15 pm

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