We are sad to announce the death of the esteemed author Markus Werner, who passed away over the weekend at his home in Schaffhausen. Markus Werner was born in 1944 in Eschlikon, canton of Thurgau, in northeast Switzerland. He Read on! →
“Appearing now for the first time in English, the work alludes darkly, cryptically, almost never directly to the second world war. ‘I exist in a world of monstrosities,’ he admits in a rare moment of clarity . . . An Read on! →
“…picked up by a more commercial publisher (who could and should easily have been sold on it), it would have been snuck in on the mystery shelves — and might well have enjoyed at least small break-out success, because it Read on! →
“A ROOM is a gift to the reading world … In Shimoni’s prose, we’re reminded of all the possibilities that narratives still possess — the catch and release of details, the fragmentary quality of perception and understanding, the playfulness, even with Read on! →
Join us at two author events this week to celebrate the launch of A CONTRIVED WORLD. These two events will feature a reading, Q&A with the author, and a book signing. THURSDAY: 7 :00 PM – July 16, 2016: Brazos Read on! →
“Werner’s slim novel has the appearance of the closely realist, a simple, factual narrative describing events, in part in precise detail. But it’s a deceptive sort of realism, a fading in and out of tight focus — to good effect Read on! →
Don’t miss “Aidan Higgins: The Reach of Words,” RTE’s hour-long special on Aidan Higgins this Monday, June 6th at 6:00 PM on RTE Radio 1! Titles by Aidan Higgins are available for purchase.
for winning an award at the PRO-ZA Balkan Festival in Macedonia, organized by Dejan Trajkoski and quickly becoming a major literary festival for the Balkans. Gospodinov’s latest novel is The Physics of Sorrow, available from Open Letter Press, and receiving much Read on! →
Flann O’Brien’s classic novel, THE THIRD POLICEMAN, has been selected as one of IndieBound‘s June “Revisit & Rediscover” titles. THE THIRD POLICEMAN is available for purchase.
“Youval Shimoni’s A Room is a big book. The 597 pages of Michael Sharp’s translation from the Hebrew into English weighs a little under two pounds. And yet it feels like it should be bigger, should weigh more: the novel Read on! →