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Review of Private Life in The Irish Times

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“…very readable, slightly chaotic yet seductively atmospheric. For all the vicious side swipes, it concludes with a tender exchange between an ancient mother and her already elderly son as he fears she is about to die. He wants her to live forever, just as a reader may wish that Sagarra’s very long novel could have continued for, at the very least, another 200 pages of mischief.”  – Eileen BattersbyThe Irish Times

Read the full review of Private Life here

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Archipelago’s Jill Schoolman in conversation with fellow independent publishers in Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers new issue has arrived, and includes a great roundtable conversation with independent publishers doing work in translation.

Joining Archipelago’s Publisher, Jill Schoolman, are editors and publishers from New Directions, Two Lines Press, Open Letter Books, and Europa Editions. The conversation was coordinated by Jeremiah Chamberlin.

Check out the roundtable here.

 

 

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Ivan Vladislavić on flying, literary death, and Sherwood Anderson at Lit Hub

Archipelago author Ivan Vladislavić has a new essay featured on Lit Hub. Read it here.

Ivan VLADISLAVIC in his home in Johanesburg 5 February 2005

Vladislavić’s novel The Folly, our first fall book, is out now.

The Folly is mysterious, lyrical and wickedly funny – a masterful novel about loving and fearing your neighbor.

You can buy a copy here.

Read Yale’s Windham Campbell Prize’s description here. Mr. Vladislavić is one of this year’s winners for fiction.

And join us next week at local bookstores in NYC, and at Bard College, UMass Amherst and Columbia University for readings and discussions with Mr. Vladislavić! All events are free and open to the public.

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Scholastique Mukasonga a finalist for FT/OppenheimerFunds’ Emerging Voices Award

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We’re pleased to announce that Scholastique Mukasonga, author of Our Lady of the Nilehas been named a finalist for FT/OppenheimerFunds’ Emerging Voices Award.

Read more about the prize and check out the list of other finalists in fiction, art, and film, here.

Winners will be announced at an award ceremony taking place on October 5th in New York.

 

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Looking Ahead to My Struggle: Book Six at Los Angeles Review of Books

At Los Angeles Review of Books Archipelago translator Morten Høi Jensen unpacks “The Name and the Number,” Karl Ove Knausgaard’s essayistic examination of Hitler in the sixth, and final book of the My Struggle series.

“One of the most eccentric and fascinating texts I’ve ever read, and a dizzying immersion into the mind not of a historian or theologian or philosopher, but the idiosyncratic mind of a novelist. This is a central distinction because one of the many things I felt quite strongly as I emerged dizzily from the transfixed state in which I read the essay was that I had just encountered the strangest and most profound defense of the novelist’s art.”

Read the full essay here.