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Deep Vellum Book Club: Moonbath (Dallas, TX)

Read the world with us!

Each month we’re exploring a different Deep Vellum title, moderated by the Deep Vellum team! This month, we’ll be talking about MOONBATH by Haitian author Yanick Lahens, translated from the French by Emily Gogolak.

Moonbath is the Prix Femina-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, magic and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.

Book club members get 20% off when you buy that month’s title at Deep Vellum Books! Just mention “DV Book Club” when you check out!

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Paul Auster & Will Evans in Conversation (Arts & Letters Live, Dallas, TX)

PAUL AUSTER in conversation w/ Will Evans

Sunday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Horchow Auditorium

In conversation with Will Evans, founder of Deep Vellum Publishing and Deep Vellum Books

Bestselling, legendary author Paul Auster’s newest novel, 4 3 2 1, is a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and life. On March 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born. Chapter by chapter, four of Ferguson’s possible life paths are explored. Each of the four possible Fergusons has different relationships, family fortunes, athletic skills, and intellectual passions. All four fall under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman. The reader is moved by each Ferguson’s pleasures and pains as Auster’s unforgettable tour de force tenderly combines “what ifs” with the reality of growing up in New York in the 1950s and 60s. This acclaimed novel is a New York Times bestseller and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Auster, a graduate of Columbia University, is best known for his novels, screenplays, and French translations. His award-winning works include The New York TrilogyMan in the Dark, and Winter Journal. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages.

Ingenious . . . . Structurally inventive and surprisingly moving . . . .4 3 2 1 reads like [a] big social drama . . . while offering the philosophical exploration of one man’s fate.”—Esquire

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Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

Deep Vellum is proud to announce two of our authors will be featured at the Brooklyn Book Festival in beautiful downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, September 18th, 2016! Our authors will be announced with the full lineup soon, check back for more details!

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Jung Young Moon U.S. Tour: Reading @ Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture (Dallas)

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Jung Young Moon, South Korea’s award-winning, cult favorite, and most enigmatic contemporary author, a bestseller in France, Germany, and South Korea alike, comes to Dallas to present his novel Vaseline Buddha (Deep Vellum, 2016), which scrubs the depths of the human psyche to achieve a higher level of consciousness equal to Zen meditation. This tragicomic odyssey told through free association opens when our sleepless narrator thwarts a would-be thief outside his moonlit window, then delves into his subconscious imagination to explore a variety of geographical and mental locations—real, unreal, surreal—to explore the very nature of reality: from a treacherous flight in the mountains of Nepal to a park bench in Budapest to a bizarre conversation in Amsterdam to an encounter with an inflatable rubber dolphin floating in a small river in provincial France.

Vaseline Buddha is truly meaningful, rewarding literature. What makes this novel so fascinating is its permanent liminality and ambiguity: it is exactly the completely obvious which remains ultimately cryptic; it is exactly the linguistic hyper-precision which leads to confusion; it is exactly the “boring” stuff which becomes thrilling at another level; and it is exactly the humorous, ironic attitude of the author-narrator that proves his deep seriousness.

If the purpose of travel, in a way, is to shatter illusions about an unknown world, my travels are true to their purpose in that respect. A logic could be developed, a logic that’s perhaps forced, that it’s best not to travel at all in order to maintain an illusion, and in fact, when I considered traveling, I was always conflicted between maintaining an illusion by not traveling, and seeing an illusion get shattered by traveling.

Jung Young Moon‘s tour of the United States is made possible through the generous support of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

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Lina Meruane in conversation w/ Will Evans at the Dallas Book Festival (Dallas, TX)

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Join us at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 4:10pm for the Deep Vellum Showcase w/ Lina Meruane in conversation with Deep Vellum founder Will Evans at the 3rd Annual Dallas Book Festival (formally the International Book Fair).

Founded in 2006 the Dallas International Book Fair presented annual literary events showcasing works by internationally acclaimed authors as well as national, regional and local authors representing diverse regions of the world. This family event included artistic and cultural performances, film and book presentations, educational workshops and children’s activities.

The event was renamed in February 2014 as the Dallas Book Festival with a purpose to continue the goal of promoting a love for books, reading and literacy through multilingual and multicultural activities with a focus on spotlighting the city of Dallas and its wide range of ethnic and cultural diversity.

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Leila Chudori: Look of Silence Movie Screening & Discussion @ Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas)

LOOK OF SILENCE PosterFree screening (w/ reservation) of Oscar-nominated documentary The Look of Silence, the follow-up to The Act of Killing, which follows a family of survivors who discover how their son was murdered during Suharto’s 1965 genocide in Indonesia – and the identity of the men who murdered him. After the film, Deep Vellum author Leila S. Chudori will discuss the film, her novel Home, and her work as a journalist with the Alamo Drafthouse’s Joe Fay, looking at issues related to the political exiles and victims of the same genocide, and the legacy of 1965’s tragedy in Indonesia today. The Wild Detectives will be on hand to sell books.

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