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Round-up of Archipelago events 2014

May 13

Harlequinʼs Millions launch party, reading, and celebration of Bohumil Hrabal with translator Stacey Knecht, New Directions, and NYRB Classics. We also projected the film adaptation of Hrabalʼs I Served the King of England.

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June 2

Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of My Struggle, reading at Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA. A discussion, Q&A, and book signing with the audience followed.

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June 4

Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of My Struggle, at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY. There was a reading, conversation with Nicole Krauss, and a Q&A with the audience after. The first two photographs were taken by Michael Nagel for the New York Times article on the event, “Karl Ove Knausgaard Brings His Struggle to Brooklyn.”



June 5

Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of My Struggle, at McNally Jackson Books in New York. Launch of My Struggle: Book Three. There was a conversation with Zadie Smith and a Q&A with the audience after. A book signing followed. The event was packed beyond capacity.

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June 6

Karl Ove Knausgaard in conversation with author Jeffrey Eugenides and Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library. The audience totaled over 500.

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August 9

Reading of Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated by Peter Wortsman, with Staten Island OutLOUD. The discussion related the tales to events in the current news, history, politics, and psychology.

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September 19, 2014

The Haitian Cultural Exchange’s monthly An n’ Pale Series. The evening featured a conversation with Frankétienne, Madison Smartt Bell, and translator Kaiama L. Glover. A Q&A with the audience and a book signing followed.  In collaboration with Haitian Cultural Exchange, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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September 23

Launch Party for Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga at Dumbo Sky, Brooklyn. The event was co-hosted by the French Publishers’ Agency, and featured a conversation with Scholastique Mukasonga and Bhakti Shringarpure and a Q&A with the audience.

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