Renowned Dutch author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer presents his masterpiece novel La Superba, to be published by Deep Vellum on March 15th, co-presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Netherland-America Foundation, & the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
March 18 – Dallas, TX – Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture
March 19 – Houston, TX – Brazos Bookstore
March 21 – Washington, DC – Kramerbooks
March 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Community Bookstore
March 24 – New York, NY – Netherland Club of New York
Migration and immigration–legal and illegal–are the focus of La Superba, the first novel by acclaimed Dutch author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer to find its way into English. A writer discovers a woman’s leg and sets off on a Rabelaisian quest through back alleys, brothels, seaports, and bars searching for “the most beautiful girl in Genoa.” Bizarre, yes, but La Superba is also a profound meditation on labor, poverty, suffering, and grace in postmodern Europe. Winner of the Libris Literatuurprijs, the Netherlands’ most prestigious literary award, Pfeijffer’s masterpiece is, in the words of the Dutch Foundation for Literature, “a pocket guide to Dante’s Inferno.”