Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:30pm
716A Hamilton Hall
This coming Monday, Sep. 18, at 2:40-4pm in Hamilton 716A, up-and-coming Polish writer Wioletta Greg will be on campus for a conversation about her work. Her debut collection of short stories, Swallowing Mercury, has just appeared in English and is garnering attention. It was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction. The collection, whose overarching theme is that of coming of age in 1970s and 80s Poland, is at times funny, melancholic, nostalgic, subtly tragic and is, above all, fun to read. Here is information about the collection and here is news of her appearance on Sunday at a panel on migration and memory at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Our conversation on Monday will be conducted in Polish with running English translation and I would encourage anyone with an interest in contemporary East European writing to attend.