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Tram 83 Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRAM 83 FOREVER!!!!!!!! Tram 83, the debut novel by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (now living in Austria), and translated from the French by Roland Glasser, which we published in September and which was published in the UK by Jacaranda Books, has been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016!!!!!!! This comes […]

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Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer – March US Tour!!

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 […]

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DV Spring 2016 Catalog

Our Spring 2016 catalog is here, get into it! Six of your new favorite books: April: Serhiy Zhadan – Voroshilovgrad (translated by Reilly Costigan-Humes & Isaac Wheeler) — a post-Soviet magical realist romp through now-war-torn eastern Ukraine from the most prominent poet, writer, rockstar, and pro-democracy activist in all of Ukraine today; and Zhadan will tour […]

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A Week in #LiteraryDallas

In the new #LiteraryDallas (check the hashtag, The Wild Detectives & us are spreading the love, get into it!), life is packed with literary events. Tonight, the Austin-based Writers’ League of Texas is  presenting a panel discussion on the topic: “Being a Good Literary Citizen” with authors Sanderia Faye, Karen Blumenthal, Jeramey Kraatz, and our very […]

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Tram 83 Etisalat Nomination!

Tram 83 is nominated for the Etisalat Prize! Congratulations to Fiston Mwanza Mujila & translator Roland Glasser, TRAM 83 has been nominated for the prestigious 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature, created in 2013 as the first pan-African literary prize for authors of debut fiction. This is a huge honor for Fiston, as he is accompanied by […]

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Carmen Boullosa on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist!

Congratulations to Carmen Boullosa & Samantha Schnee! The first book we ever published, Carmen Boullosa‘s masterful Texas: The Great Theft, translated brilliantly by Samantha Schnee, has been longlisted for the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award 2016 (formerly known as the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award). The prize is €100,000, awarded to the author if the book is […]

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Leila Chudori’s HOME Publication Day

It’s publication day for our ninth book, the “ambitious saga” HOME from one of the most profound, remarkable writers in Indonesia, Leila Chudori!! It’s a remarkable book, praised by Publishers Weekly as “an ambitious saga that intertwines narration from various generations and creates a wide-ranging picture of Indonesia.” You gotta read this book: it is beautiful, moving, tragic, life-affirming, […]

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Fresh Air: Figuratively & Literally

Tram 83 was reviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross today! NPR’s Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross raved about Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 as an “exuberantly dark” debut on today’s show, and noted the light-footed skill” of Roland Glasser’s translation! Fiston evokes the textures of the city in all its deliriousness, blowing marvelous riffs on everything from […]

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila on Tour + Leila Chudori in AAWW

Fiston Mwanza Mujila & Roland Glasser have taken America by storm! Check out video of Fiston Mwanza Mujila performing at the Brooklyn Book Festival last Sunday, September 20th, after recounting how he always wanted to be a jazz musician growing up in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, but how he could never afford the saxophone […]

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