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A Conversation with Katie Kitamura and Ivan Vladislavić at The Community Bookshop

October 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Please join us at The Community Bookshop for an evening of conversation and readings with authors Ivan Vladislavić and Katie Kitamura in honor of Vladislavić’s newest title, The Folly.

Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg, where he works as a writer and editor. His books include the novels The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View and Double Negative, and a compendium of short stories titled Flashback Hotel. In 2006, he published Portrait with Keys, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg. He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. TJ/Double Negative, a joint project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book. His work has also won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and, most recently, a 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction.

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist living in New York City. She is the author of The Longshot (2009) and Gone to the Forest (2012), both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recent recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Kitamura has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, Triple Canopy and is a regular contributor to Frieze.



October 5, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm