I was delighted to hear that Juan Pablo Villalobos' Down the Rabbit Hole had been longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. It is not only his first novel but it is also one of the first publications of the literary translation co-operative Andotherstories and it is the first translation ever to be longlisted for the prize. Lots of firsts! :) This series of readings may interest our readers on the London-Portsmouth corridor...
And Other Stories nos. 1 and 2 launch
Wednesday 17 August, 6.30pm.
The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU
At the European Bookshop, Clemens Meyer and Juan Pablo Villalobos will talk about their work and read some carefully selected extracts from All The Lights and Down the Rabbit Hole, with their translators Katy Derbyshire and Rosalind Harvey.
Followed by a Q&A session and the vital drinks reception.
Free, booking essential. Please email the European Bookshop: sms at esb.co.uk
Matinée reception – Clemens Meyer
Thursday 18 August, 2 - 4pm, reading starts at 2.30pm.
Ritter/Zamet, 80a Ashfield Street, London E1 2BJ
Rigo Schmidt - recent paintings (a Leipzig-based painter)
+ Clemens Meyer reading from All the Lights
Clemens Meyer in conversation with the writer and critic Stuart Evers and his translator Katy Derbyshire
Thursday 18th August, 6:30pm
34 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8DZ
A discussion to mark the launch of Clemens Meyer’s first and long-awaited book in English, All the Lights. Clemens Meyer will be in conversation with Stuart Evers, a critic and author of Ten Stories about Smoking, and with Katy Derbyshire, translator of All the Lights and a number of other contemporary German works of fiction.
Followed by a drinks reception.
Free, booking essential. Email jimenagorraez at gmail.com
Juan Pablo Villalobos on his novel and Mexican Literature
Thursday 18th August, 6pm. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
With thanks for the support for events from the German Embassy and the Mexican Embassy in the UK; these translations supported by the Goethe-Institut and Spanish Ministry of Culture.