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Ivan Vladislavić at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
October 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for an Archipelago event with Ivan Vladislavić, introduced by University of Massachusetts director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Stephen Clingman. Book sales of Vladislavić’s newest title, The Folly, will take place at Amherst Books.
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.