Friday 15 November, 7pm
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place
London WC1A 2JL
Polish poet, novelist, painter and translator Jacek Dehnel will be appearing at the shop in conversation with his translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
Jacek Dehnel was one of the youngest ever winners of Poland’s annual Kościelski Prize for promising new writers in 2005, since when he has published several novels and collections of stories, as well as Photoplasticon, a series of ekphrases inspired by old photographs found in flea markets. Dehnel’s works have been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and English – his two UK publications so far are his second novel Saturn (Dedalus) about the troubled relationship between the painter Francisco Goya and his son, and Six Polish Poets, an anthology which he edited for Arc in 2009 and which includes several of his poems.
Antonia Lloyd-Jones is a full-time translator of Polish literature and has twice been winner of the Found in Translation Award - in 2009 and this year - given by the Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute London and the Polish Cultural Institute New York. She will be presented with this year's award during this event.
Jacek will be talking with Antonia about how his writing reflects and interacts with literary and art historical tradition, as well as Polish culture, history and politics.
Jacek Dehnel on UK tour
Hull, Birmingham, Hebden Bridge, Durham, Nottingham
Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London