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Carmen Boullosa – Lone Star Book Festival (Kingwood, TX)

LoneStarBookFestival_boullosa“Literary Scenes from Far and Away” – Room CLA 114

In his Nobel Prize Lecture (2010), the writer Maria Vargas Llosa reminisced: “I learned to read at the age of five, in Brother Justiniano’s class at the De la Salle Academy in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is the most important thing that has ever happened to me. Almost seventy years later I remember clearly how the magic of translating the words in books into images enriched my life, breaking the barriers of time and space and allowing me to travel with Captain Nemo twenty thousand leagues under the sea, fight with d’Artagnan, Athos, Portos, and Aramis against the intrigues threatening the Queen in the days of the secretive Richelieu, or stumble through the sewers of Paris, transformed into Jean Valjean carrying Marius’s inert body on my back.” In this panel, listen to fiction that sweeps you away, as it did for Llosa, to far off places. You’ll hear men and women, gripped by the Christian spirit, dance barefoot in the mountains. The ice of Wisconsin will crunch beneath your feet. Accents as close as Mexico and as far away as Poland will grace your ears. In this panel, you’ll experience worlds of a different color without ever having to leave Kingwood.

Andrea Thalasinos, Fly by Night

Miroslav Penkov, Stork Mountain

Carmen Boullosa, Texas: The Great Theft

 

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Texas Wins Typographical Era Translation Award!

Proud to announce our very first book, the remarkable Texas: The Great Theft has won the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award!!! What an incredible honor for our remarkable author Carmen Boullosa & her marvelous translator Samantha Schnee!! From Typographical Era: Holy shit. That was a close race. In fact, up until yesterday morning it seemed like any […]

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2015 is Upon Us: The Year of Deep Vellum

Happy 2015 everyone! The year of Deep Vellum is now upon you! First off, if you’re interested in seeing your name in print, subscribe to Deep Vellum by Wednesday, January 14th and your name will be listed in the acknowledgements section of the next book we are publishing, Sergio Pitol’s The Art of Flight, translated by […]

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#GivingTuesday & BBC Recommends TEXAS

It’s #GivingTuesday, that magical day that falls just after the spending madness that mark Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every donation goes directly towards furthering Deep Vellum’s mission, helping us sign and publish the greatest works of literature from around the world, hire the best translators, put on translation workshops and literary events across the world, and advocate […]

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Autumn in Dallas is a Many Sun-Splashed Thing

BACK from Carmen Boullosa’s incredible book tour across the state of Texas. Five days. Six readings. Four cities. Hundreds and hundreds of readers reached. Copies of TEXAS for sale across the state now ahead of the December publication date. The tour was unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who came to a reading, who put on the […]

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Texas, Texas, Texas (+ Argentina & Indonesia)

Hello from ebola-stricken Dallas! Yes, we are safe, yes, we are sound, yes, we are happy to be heading to Europe for the next two weeks while the grips of hysteria strike the city…well, things aren’t so bad. The Cowboys are playing good football (for the first time in years), so the hysterical masses’ fears […]

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Carmen Boullosa’s Texas Book Tour

Carmen Boullosa’s Texas book tour is announced, featuring her appearance at this year’s Texas Book Festival! In conjunction with last night’s announcement of the Texas Book Festival’s lineup of authors, Deep Vellum is proud to announce that Carmen Boullosa is coming to Texas for a week at the end of October for a series of talks […]

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