Daša Drndić is a distinguished Croatian novelist, playwright and literary critic. Long listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013, for her book Trieste, published by MacLehose Press in 2012.
WHERE CAN I SEE HER?
Tuesday April 16th: ”Meet the voices of modern Croatian Literature”
18:30 – 20:30, The Nightingale Room, Keats House (library), Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR
A rare chance to get see and meet three top Croatian writers presenting their work to a UK audience, in conversation with Nicholas Jarrold, former British Ambassador to Croatia. After a short presentation, the audience will have the chance to mingle and talk to each writer, in an informal ‘mini book fair’ setting.
Daša Drndić – long listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013
Josip Novakovich – nominated for Man Booker International Prize 2013
Marinko Koščec – winner of the first-ever Meša Selimović Prize for best novel in the Croatian-Serbian-Bosnian-Montenegrin speaking region, in 2002
This event is hosted as part of the Welcome Croatia Festival, in parallel with Croatia’s inaugural presence at this year’s London Book Fair, and in celebration of its accession to the EU in July this year.
Wednesday April 17th: ”Contemporary Croatian Literature: Inside and Out”
A two-part discussion on today’s Croatian literary scene, and the efforts to bring Croatian literature to a wider audience through translation. Chaired by Man Booker International nominee, Josip Novakovich, and Literary Editor, Roman Simić-Bodrožić
Part 1 – Croatian lit: Olja Savičević, Daša Drndić, Robert Perišić, Matko Sršen
Chaired by Roman Simić-Bodrožić
Part 2 – Croatian lit in translation: Will Firth, Ivan Sršen, Marinko Koščec, Susan Curtis-Kojaković. Chaired by Josip Novakovich
This event is hosted as part of the Croatian Embassy in London, in celebration of Croatia’s inaugural presence at this year’s London Book Fair, and its imminent accession to the EU, in July.
Europe House 32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU, 18:30 – 20:30