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Translator Michael Biggins discusses Newcomers at the Library of Congress

July 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

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The European Division of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Michael Biggins discussing his most recent translation, Lojze Kovačič’s Newcomers.

Newcomers (Prišleki, in Slovenian) is often regarded as one of the most important Slovenian novels of the 20th century, and has been translated into several languages. It provides an intricate vision of how groups and societies descend into tribalism, and of how individuals resist. Michael Biggins has translated over 15 book-length literary works, and has been awarded the Janko Lavrin Diploma of the Society of Slovene Literary Translators.

We are grateful for the generous support of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

VWA_engMinistry of Culture


July 20, 2016
1:00 pm