Reading and discussion: beyond the Iron Curtain: new voices from Eastern Europe
This is the archive of a reading and discussion given by Attila Bartis. After completing his degree in photography, Bartis published his first novel A Séta in 1995 along with a collection of short stories. He was awarded the Tibor Déry Prize and the Sandor Márai Prize in 2001 for Tranquility (Archipelago, 2009), his first novel to appear in English. Clemens Meyer started his working life as a builder, furniture removal man and security guard, before studying at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. His first novel, Als wir träumten, published in 2006, won several prizes. For his 2008 collection of short stories, Die Nacht, die Lichter, he received the Leipzig Book Fair Prize. Moderator: Askold Melnyczuk, founder and former editor of AGNI, professor at UMass Boston and in Bennington’s MFA program, and author of the new Europe-trotting, gripping, noirish family mystery The House of Widows. Watch video on BUniverse at http://www.bu.edu/buniverse/view/?v=27KY8H8A.
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