Congratulations to Leila S. Chudori!
She has been nominated for the Financial Times / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award for her novel, Home! The award recognizes individuals whose work in fiction, film-making, or art shows outstanding talent and brings recognition to emerging market nations. This year’s fiction category focuses on authors from Asia-Pacific countries who have published a work of fiction in English or in English translation. Finalists will be announced on August 5, and the winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York on September 26, 2016. Winners will be awarded $40,000 and will be featured on ft.com. Runners-up will receive $5,000.
Congratulations to all the nominees, and especially to Leila and translator John McGlynn, who translated the novel to English for us all to enjoy!
Leila’s novel is a profound, epic historical fiction account of life in Indonesia and in Paris among political exiles during the reign of Suharto, from the 1965 anti-communist massacre of over a million alleged Communists and their sympathizers and its aftermath, through Suharto’s overthrow in 1998. It is a brilliant, tragic, and moving story of love, family, and food. Pick it up today at Deep Vellum Bookstore or your local independent bookseller, or order a copy through our Online Store!
In Other News:
- Writers’ Centre Norwich published their newest issue of In Other Words, a literary journal of translation. The issue is dedicated to publishers of translated literature and includes our own Will Evans alongside some of our favorite translation presses. Check it out!
- Listen to International French radio station RFI’s amazing interview with Fiston Mwanza Mujilla, author of Tram 83.
“…the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila makes a point of putting the frenetic all-night sights and sounds of bar Tram 83 on the page in a mythical Congolese-like city.” Listen here
- The bookstore is open this week on Thursday and Friday from noon-6pm. Stop by, peruse our shelves, and hang out for a while! Follow Deep Vellum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up-to-date on information about upcoming events, including the bookstore’s forthcoming official Grand Opening and development of our bar/café.
Thanks to all those who attended our awesome author events with Jung Young Moon as he presented his novel Vaseline Buddha! We are excited to be publishing this masterpiece of a book, and are so glad we had the opportunity to spend some time with the exceptional author!