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• 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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An excerpt from Olga Tokarczuk's novel Runners appears in the latest issue of BOMB here.

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Recent reviews of Miruna, a Tale:
Colorado Review
Three Percent
Los Angeles Review of Books

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Gearing up for Soren Gauger month in Krakow and the release of his novel Neither/Nor in Polish by Ha!art.

Soren will be appearing at the International Festival of the Literary Ha!vantgarde first week of October and then at the Conrad Festival a few weeks later.

His short fiction recently appeared at Per Contra, and Monkey Bicycle has just run a week-long series here, here, and here.

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Now available in the US:

Miruna, a Tale (read a review at Necessary Fiction and Los Angeles Review of Books)

The New Moscow Philosophy

Total Fears by the inimitable Bohumil Hrabal is back in stock at our US distributors as well.

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A well-written overview of Hermann Ungar's work has been published in Music & Literature.

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A review of The Legs of Izolda Morgan appears in Shiny New Books here.

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Bogdan Suceava will be in London to talk about his novel Miruna, a Tale and other work with poet Stephen Watts:

Wed., May 14, at 7:00 p.m.
The European Bookshop
5 Warwick Street
London W1B 5LU

The event is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

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The Legs of Izolda Morgan is back from the printer this week. Order here, you won't regret it.

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Soren Gauger has a story out in the new issue of Structo and has a selection of his short fiction coming out in Polish from Ha!art, one of our favorite Polish publishers.

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Bruno Jasienski's The Legs of Izolda Morgan is at the printers and will be available in April, May 1 for distribution.

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Bogdan Suceava's Miruna, a Tale is now available. Photos of the book here, excerpt here, and first review here.

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Marcela Sulak talks to Radio Prague about her translation of Karel Erben's A Bouquet.

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Congrats to Antonia Lloyd-Jones, who translated Primeval and Other Times on winning for a second time the Found in Translation Award.

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The Courtland Review has posted a translation of a poem by Jerzy Ficowski, author of Waiting for the Dog to Sleep. Read or listen to it here.

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Tomaž Šalamun has a couple of excellent newly translated poems up at Bombsite.

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Congratulations to Olga Tokarczuk, author of Primeval and Other Times, for being named this year's recipient of the Vilenica Prize for International Literature.

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Recent reviews of A Bouquet posted at BODY and New Pages.

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