Archipelago Books Includes “Happy Birthday, Hrabal!,” Stacey Knecht in Conversation with Caleb Crain and More

April 30
2:27 2014
Archipelago Books Includes “Happy Birthday, Hrabal!,” Stacey Knecht in Conversation with Caleb Crain and More

Archipelago Books wants you to join them for their May events!

May 2nd / 5pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
A panel on translation & international literature with translators Stacey Knecht and Richard Sieburth, writer Chuck Wachtel, and Archipelago founder Jill Schoolman
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May 6th / 7pm
192 Books
Stacey Knecht in conversation
with Caleb Crain [read more]

May 1oth / 1pm
Goethe-Institut Boston
European Voices in Translation: Stacey Knecht at the AGNI Festival
[read more]

May 13th / 8pm
"Happy Birthday, Hrabal!" // a launch party and anniversary celebration with Archipelago,Stacey Knecht, New Directions, & NYRB Classics [read more]

May 14th / 7pm
WORD Bookstore
Stacey Knecht in conversation
with Alex Zucker [read more]

May 15th / 7pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic in D.C.
Stacey Knecht presents Harlequin's Millions,
with Michael Dirda and Fabio Banegas Ji?i?ek

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STACEY KNECHT is the translator of Marcel Moring's The Dream Room, The Great Longing, and In Babylon; Hugo Claus's Desire; Anke de Vries's Bruises; and Lieve Joris's Back to the Congo. She has been the recipient of several distinguished accolades, including the James S. Holmes Translation Award (1993) and the Vondel Prize (1996). She lives in the Netherlands.

BOHUMIL HRABAL worked as a railway dispatcher during the Nazi occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, a traveling salesman, a steelworker, a recycling mill worker, and a stagehand. His novels, which include Too Loud a Solitude, Closely Watched Trains, and I Served the King of England, were censored under the Communist regime and have since been translated into nearly thirty languages. A survivor of both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Czechoslovakia, much of Hrabal's work juxtaposes the darkness of history to the comic, human-scale happenings of the every-day.

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