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An evening of Slovak Literature: Ivana Dobrakovová, Uršuľa Kovalyk & Balla

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Join us here at Blackwell's Manchester on 22nd October when 3 vibrant new Slovak writers will be marking 30 years since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 - Ivana Dobrakovová, Uršuľa Kovalyk and Balla will discuss their award-winning works of fiction with their translator Julia Sherwood and author Glen James Brown (Ironopolis).

Uršuľa Kovalyk is a feminist writer, social worker and theatre maker and a leading representative of contemporary feminist literary discourse in Slovakia. The Night Circus and other stories published by Parthian Books (April 2019) blends the naturalistic and the fabulistic in elusive, delicate stories that fold fable and fairy tale into the everyday, domestic settings of kitchen, garden.

Ivana Dobrakovová is a writer and translator (Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan saga), winner of the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature. Bellevue is a novel about our inability to escape ‘our own private cages’, being imprisoned by fear, anxiety and mistrust, no less than indifference to others. Jantar Publishing, October 2019.

Balla is an award-winning writer of short stories and novellas,“the chief alchemist of Slovak literature”. Big Love, a critique of contemporary society in which the triumph of liberal democracy has increased rather than diminished the Kafkaesque aspects of life, is his second book to be published in English. Jantar Publishing, October 2019

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