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Nordic Book Club: The Pirate by Jón Gnarr (NYC)

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of Nordic Book Club – ASF’s newest literary series.

The second installment in a semi-fictional trilogy recounting the troubled childhood of comedian and former Reykjavik mayor, Jón Gnarr, The Pirate chronicles his teenage years with sincere compassion and great humor.

 Bullied constantly, young Jón takes refuge in the rebellion of punk rock music and anarchy—offering the promise of a better and more exciting life.

Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of every month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House.

Jón Gnarr - The Pirate Cover

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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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Art of Flight Release Party March 18!

The release date for The Art of Flight, our second book, is one week from today! To celebrate we’re throwing a party March 18th at The Wild Detectives. Translator George Henson will read from his transcendent translation and I (Will Evans) will lead a discussion w/ George & Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez of UT-Arlington, who studied under […]

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Gnarr in Austin; Mwanza Mujila Shortlisted

It’s been a damn good week for Deep Vellum and our authors! First off, do not forget to subscribe or donate to Deep Vellum by September 1 to receive recognition for your support inside the first book we publish, Carmen Boullosa’s TEXAS: THE GREAT THEFT, which is going to press in a week or two!! Subscriptions […]

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Dallas Forever (+ Gnarr/Gawker & More)

THEY SAID I WAS CRAZY, they told me I was insane to think that Dallas could ever care about books, let alone translated books, BUT HOLY SMOKES, you all proved them wrong last night! What a launch party! Over 200 booklovers gathered at The Wild Detectives last night to hear what Deep Vellum is all […]

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Welcome, Jón Gnarr & Brooklyn Quarterly Manifesto

HOLY MOLY, WE’VE SIGNED JÓN GNARR! Deep Vellum will publish a trilogy of autobiographical novels by the Mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland: Jón Gnarr. “The World’s Coolest Mayor,” Jón is one of the most famous people in Iceland, he gained his fame as a singer in a punk band who went on to be a comedian […]

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