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Twisted Spoon Press

PO Box 21 - Preslova 12, 150 21 Prague 5, Czech Republic




• Bogdan Suceavă, author of Miruna, a Tale, has a story up at Ohio Edit about anomalous bears in the Romanian hills.

• An essay about Paul Leppin's work, particularly the three books we have published, is up at Versopolis.

Stephan Delbos will see his poetry published as a chapbook – In Memory of Fire – by Cape Cod Poetry Review later this year.

Marcela Sulak's anthology of hybrid literature, Family Resemblance, received the Gold Medal by Foreword Reviews for their 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award.

Soren Gauger has a text on historical travel writing about Odessa in the latest issue of The Odessa Review.

• We are pleased to announce that after a series of delays, which we regret, Vladislav Vančura's remarkable novel Marketa Lazarová is now available. It will be in the US in July, but it can be ordered now in the UK or from us directly (appreciated).

• Congrats to Andrzej Stasiuk on receiving this year's Austrian State Prize for European Literature.

Olga Tokarczuk was in New York for the PEN World Voices Festival. The rundown on her appearances is here.

• A glowing review of Marcela Sulak's translation of A Bouquet by K.J. Erben appears in the latest issue of Slavic & East European Journal.

Olga Tokarczuk recently appeared at Cambridge University to discuss her latest novel The Books of Jacob and her work in general. The Economist summarizes the abuse she has been subject to as a result of the book and her take on Polish history here.

• A selection from V. Nezval's The Absolute Gravedigger is in the latest issue of The Ilanot Review here.

• recent reviews of A Gothic Soul at TLS, Rain Taxi, and Czech Lit.

• Trafika Europe recently posted an audio interview with Bogdan Suceavă here.

• A review of Pavel Brycz's I, City has been posted at roughghosts.

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Stephan Delbos will be reading from his translation of Vítězslav Nezval's The Absolute Gravedigger on December 7, the event info is here. His co-translator, Tereza Novická, will read the original Czech.

• The Prague Writers' Festival has posted video of Marek Šindelka with Arnon Grunberg here.

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Olga Tokarczuk has won Poland's top literary award, the Nike Prize, for her novel The Books of Jacob.

Bogdan Suceavă will be at the New Literature from Europe Festival in NYC, participating in readings and discussions on Friday, November 6, at The Center for Fiction, and Saturday, November 7, at Scandinavia House. Full program here.

• The program is now up for the Prague Writers' Festival. Marek Šindelka will be reading with Arnon Grunberg on Sunday, November 8, 2:00 p.m. at the Senate building in Prague. Full program here.

• PEN America has posted excerpts of our forthcoming translation of Vítězslav Nezval's The Absolute Gravedigger, including a brief intro by the translators, Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická.

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Marek Šindelka will be appearing at the Prague Writers' Festival in November. Info here.

• Jana Prikryl's essay on Valerie and Her Week of Wonders the film appears in the latest issue of The New York Review of Books.

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• Bogdan Suceavă will be discussing the mythology, history, and fairy tales behind his novella Miruna, a Tale at the Anglo American Library, Letenská 1, Prague 1, on Friday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m.

• Congratulations to Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická on receiving a PEN/Heim translation grant to support their translation of Vítězslav Nezval's The Absolute Gravedigger.

• Reviews of A Gothic Soul have appeared at:
Complete Review
The Modern Novel
Workshy Fop

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RALPH has included Of Kids & Parents as one of their "odd (but very important) books," about which they say:

"We've probably reviewed three thousand books over the last twenty years. Here are a handful that struck us at the time with a radical view of humanity that is all too intriguing. They make us feel that if we just shut up and paid attention, we could use these to change the future of the world ... if not ourselves."

The full list here.

The same issue has a fulsome review of Miruna, a Tale -- here.

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A Gothic Soul, Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic's Decadent classic set in Prague is available for pre-order. It will be shipped last week of February. (Update: the printer, as is their wont, is taking their time. We'll have it first week of March.)

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A couple of reviews of The Legs of Izolda Morgan have recently appeared at The Complete Review and RALPH.

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Sadly, Tomaž Šalamun passed on December 27, 2014. His influence on younger poets, especially in the US, cannot be overstated ... and that continues. His various translators, editors, publishers have done such a great job over the years making his work available in English translation that he won't soon be forgotten.

Read more here and here.

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More on Miruna, a Tale:
David Hebblethwaite
World Literature Today

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