Literary One on One – Dalkey Archive writers with English critics:
Marko Sosič in conversation
with Guardian critic Joanna Walsh
Together with authors Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Belgium) & Aka Morchiladze (Georgia), and critics Juliet Jacques (New Statesman) and Lucy Popescu (The Independent).
Wednesday, 5 November at 7 pm
European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU
Marko Sosič is a theatre and film director born in 1958 inTrieste. He began publishing fiction in the late 1980s, and is the author of several books, including a collection of short stories and an autobiographical novel about his time in theatre.
Ballerina, Ballerina, a highly praised novel won him the Vstajenje Award, listed him among the five finalists for the Kresnik Award, and included him in the European project ‘The 100 Slovene novels’.
“Drawing comparisons to William Faulkner in its expressionistic depiction of Ballerina’s interior world, this novel is a classic of contemporary Slovenian literature – a hugely popular exploration of a character whose world is totally divorced from what we think of as reality.” Dalkey Archive Press
The event is organized and supported by Dalkey Archive Press, European Bookshop, Slovene Writers’ Association, Ministry of Culture and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London.