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July 2022

Philip Roughton, Will Chancellor and Ezra Goldstein discuss Salka Valka

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Join a virtual conversation between Will Chancellor, Ezra Goldstein and Philip Roughton celebrating his translation of Halldór Laxness's Salka Valka - a feminist coming-of-age tale, an elegy to the plight of the working class, and a poetic window into the arrival of modernity in a tiny industrial town. The event is hosted by Community Bookstore and will take place via Zoom on Sunday, July 19 at 5pm EST.   Philip Roughton has translated the work of Halldór Laxness, Jón Kalman…

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Ida Jessen and Anne Michaels discuss A Postcard for Annie

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are happy to invite you to a virtual conversation between Ida Jessen and Anne Michaels in celebration of Jessen's A Postcard for Annie, translated to English by Martin Aitken. Third Place Books and Community Bookstore will co-host the event, and it will be streamed live on Saturday, July 23rd 3PM EST. You can register here. In six simmering stories, Ida Jessen cuts through the ordinary artifices that prop up our closest relationships, exposing the lucid truth. The voices of…

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Translators Anton Hur and Bruna Dantas Lobato in Conversation

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We’re excited to share that the Strand will be hosting a virtual conversation between Anton Hur and Bruna Dantas Lobato. These distinguished translators will discuss the experience of translating concepts of gender and sexuality across languages and cultures, particularly with their work on Kyung-Sook Shin’s Violets and Caio Fernando Abreu’s Moldy Strawberries, respectively. The event will be through Zoom on Wednesday, July 27 at 6pm ET. Register here now.   Bruna Dantas Lobato is a Brazilian writer and literary translator…

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August 2022

Archipelago at Indie Press Summer Fridays!

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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We are happy to announce that Archipelago Books will participate in Indie Press Summer Fridays! It's an event to celebrate and join many of America’s best, most beloved indie publishers to celebrate big stories from small presses. Join us on the 5th of August, from 4-7pm EST at The Center for Fiction. You will be able enjoy free refreshments, and a special selection of our titles will be available during the whole week of the event! The event is a…

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September 2022

Fall Fête

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vinegar Hill House, 72 Hudson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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We are delighted to be hosting our annual Fall Fête once again. Please join us for an evening filled with good books and good people, at the beautiful Vinegar Hill House. Drinks and canapes will be served in the carriage house and garden. The closest subway stop is the York Street stop on the F line. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Emma at emma@archipelagobooks.org. special thanks to Rosenthal Wine Merchant and Grimm Ales for generously…

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Scholastique Mukasonga and Mark Polizzotti in celebration of Kibogo

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for an in-store event with Scholastique Mukasonga and translator Mark Polizzotti to celebrate the release of Kibogo. Longlisted for 2022 National Book Award, it's a masterwork of satire, lore, and living memory from the leading voice of French-Rwandan literature. The conversation will take place on September 29th, at 7pm ET. You can register here. Scholastique Mukasonga was born in Rwanda in 1956. She settled in France in 1992, only two years before…

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October 2022

Discussion between Scholastique Mukasonga and Vladimir Sorokin at Brooklyn Book Festival

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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We're delighted to be at the Brooklyn Book Festival again this year— we invite you to visit us at our booth, and to join in for a conversation  between Scholastique Mukasonga, author of Kibogo, and Russian writer-in-exile Vladimir Sorokin, who will talk about time, myths and legends that shape communities, and changes they have to undertake. The event will take place in the Center for Brooklyn History on October 2nd, at 12pm EST. Born in Rwanda in 1956, Scholastique Mukasonga…

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November 2022

Hanne Ørstavik and Tess Lewis celebrate the release of Ti Amo

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Norwich Bookstore, 291 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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We’re delighted to invite you to join a conversation between Tess Lewis and Hanne Ørstavik, author of Ti Amo, as they discuss the novel and it's translation into English by Martin Aitken. The event will take place in person at the Norwich Bookstore in Vermont on November 1st, at 7pm EST. In Ti Amo, an unnamed narrator tends to her husband, stricken with cancer, in the final months of his life. She examines the elements of their life together: their Vietnamese rose-colored folding table…

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Hanne Ørstavik and Nina MacLaughlin discuss Ti Amo at Brookline Booksmith

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Join Hanne Ørstavik and writer Nina MacLaughlin in conversation about Ørstavik's latest novel, Ti Amo. Hosted by the Brookline Booksmith, the event will take place at the bookshop on November 3rd, at 7pm EST. Hanne Ørstavik published the novel Cut in 1994 and embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which in 2006 was voted the 6th best…

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Maureen Freely and Merve Emre in conversation about Dawn

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Join us for a virtual discussion about our new release - Sevgi Soysal's stunning 1975 novel Dawn. The book will be presented by the translator Maureen Freely, in conversation with Merve Emre. The event is hosted by Community Bookstore, in partnership with the Third Place Books and the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith. It will take place on November 17th at 6pm EST via Zoom. You can register here. Maureen Freely is a writer, translator, senior lecturer at Warwick University,…

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