Tag: Fiction

Review: Abroad and alone in David Szalay’s All That Man Is

Behind the malaise, witness the slow death of a European ideal.

/ February 20, 2017
Eiffel Tower

How to fight Nazis with art

Surrealism and politics meet in The Last Days of New Paris.

/ December 5, 2016

Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by award-winning translator, writer, and editor Peter Wortsman of Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka. He will be joined by Tess Lewis to discuss the release of his new translation of Kafka’s short prose. In this new selection and...

/ December 2, 2016

Bright Magic: Stories by Alfred Döblin

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU present a reading by Damion Searls of his new translation of Alfred Döblin’s Bright Magic: Stories, and a conversation between the translator and Eric Banks, Director...

/ November 4, 2016

The Ernie O’Malley Lecture: Creating a Catholic Popular Culture

In this eighteenth annual Ernie O’Malley lecture, Dr. Eileen P. Sullivan discusses the nineteenth-century popular novels that defined Irish American identity and transformed American Catholic culture. The more than thirty novels, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1870s,...

/ October 20, 2016

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Oscar-nominated writer of the worldwide bestseller Room returns to Irish Arts Center to read from her riveting new masterpiece, The Wonder,/i>. After Donoghue’s reading, she will be joined in conversation with American novelist and screenwriter Sheri Holman. Emma Donoghue...

/ October 12, 2016

The Midwife

Finnish author and film director Katja Kettu discusses her English-language debut novel The Midwife (AmazonCrossing, October 2016). Kettu’s novel brings to life a long-suppressed period of Finnish history. From the brutality of the World War II prison camps to the...

/ October 4, 2016
Jiri Pehe with Vaclav Havel

The man who left the castle to get out of the kitchen: an interview with Jiri Pehe

On literature and political reality with Václav Havel's chief political advisor.

/ September 19, 2016

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel and So Say the Fallen

Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring...

/ September 13, 2016