European Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki and Julia Sherwood

  • Starts: 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016
  • Ends: 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Join us for a reading and conversation with Polish author Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki and translator Julia Sherwood. Klimko-Dobrzaniecki is a novelist and poet who has lived outside Poland for many years (formerly in Iceland, and now in Austria). His first publication was a set of short stories called Bielawa West Station (2003). He has also published: two collections of stories, Roza’s House. Krysuvik (2006), and The Lunatic (2007, a reworked version of his first book); the novella Lullaby for a Hanged Man (2007); the novels One Two Three (2007), First Things (2009) and Bornholm, Bornholm (2011); and two volumes of poetry written in Icelandic.

Julia Sherwood was born and grew up in Bratislava, then Czechoslovakia. After studying English and Slavonic languages and literature at universities in Cologne, London she settled in the UK, where she spent over twenty years working for Amnesty International. She travelled widely in Eastern and Central Europe and the former USSR following the changes in 1989, deepening her knowledge of the languages and literatures of the region.

This year's European Voices events are organized in collaboration with the literary journal AGNI and the Goethe-Institut Boston and are taking place as part of EU Futures, a series of conversations exploring the emerging future in Europe. The EU Futures project is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC to the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University.

Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.
Location:
Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston
Link:
http://www.bu.edu/european/files/2016/03/Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.pdf