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Jung Young Moon at Community Bookstore (Brooklyn)

Join Jung Young Moon at Community Bookstore as he reads from and discusses his new Deep Vellum title, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River!

In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River recounts Korean cult writer’s Jung Young Moon’s time spent at an artist’s and writers residency in small-town Texas. In an attempt to understand what a “true Texan should know,” the author reflects on his outsider experiences in this most unique of places, learning to two-step, musing on cowboy hats and cowboy churches, blending his observations with a meditative rumination on the history of Texas and the events that shaped the state, from the first settlers to Jacky Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. All the while, the author is asking what a novel is and must be, while accompanied by a fictional cast of seven samurai who the author invents and carries with him, silent companions in a pantomime of existential theater. Jung blends fact with imagination, humor with reflection, and meaning with meaninglessness, as his meanderings become an absorbing, engaging, quintessential novel of ideas.

Jung Young Moon, born in 1965, is an award-winning Korean writer and translator. A graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in psychology, Jung is also an alum of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and has been a resident at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Korean Study and the 100 West Corsicana Artists’ & Writers’ Residency in Texas, which inspired his novel Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River. Deep Vellum published his novel Vaseline Buddha in 2016, and will publish his linked novella trilogy Arriving in a Thick Fog in 2020.

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Jung Young Moon with Brazos Bookstore (Mongoose vs. Cobra, Houston)

Join Jung Young Moon for a Houston event as he discusses his newest Deep Vellum title, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River with Taylor Davis-Van Atta of Music & Literature.

This event will be held at Mongoose vs. Cobra. Custom cocktails will be available in celebration of this event. Books are provided by Brazos Bookstore.

In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River recounts Korean cult writer’s Jung Young Moon’s time spent at an artist’s and writers residency in small-town Texas. In an attempt to understand what a “true Texan should know,” the author reflects on his outsider experiences in this most unique of places, learning to two-step, musing on cowboy hats and cowboy churches, blending his observations with a meditative rumination on the history of Texas and the events that shaped the state, from the first settlers to Jacky Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. All the while, the author is asking what a novel is and must be, while accompanied by a fictional cast of seven samurai who the author invents and carries with him, silent companions in a pantomime of existential theater. Jung blends fact with imagination, humor with reflection, and meaning with meaninglessness, as his meanderings become an absorbing, engaging, quintessential novel of ideas.

Jung Young Moon, born in 1965, is an award-winning Korean writer and translator. A graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in psychology, Jung is also an alum of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and has been a resident at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Korean Study and the 100 West Corsicana Artists’ & Writers’ Residency in Texas, which inspired his novel Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River. Deep Vellum published his novel Vaseline Buddha in 2016, and will publish his linked novella trilogy Arriving in a Thick Fog in 2020.

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Jung Young Moon at the Texas Book Festival (Austin)

Dropped in Texas: International Perspectives On the Lone Star State

Korean cult writer Jung Young Moon (Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River) attended an artist and writer’s residency in small-town Texas where he set out to understand what a “true Texan should know.” Award-winning filmmaker and playwright Severo Perez (Odd Birds) sends the character in his new novel, a seventy-year-old Cuban-born artist, to Texas in pursuit of a lover, only to find himself stranded in San Antonio. The mythology of Texas plays out on the pages of these unique literary works, each one offering an outsider’s perspective on the strong identity and traditions of the Lone Star State.

Panel scheduled at 3pm. Signing to follow.

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“Twenty Girls to Envy Me” Book Launch with Marcela Sulak & Marian Schwartz (Austin, Texas)

Malvern Books will celebrate the launch of Israeli writer Orit Gidali’s book, Twenty Girls to Envy Me, a collection of Hebrew-English poetry, and will feature translator Marian Schwartz, who will read from Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories, a Russian work she translated in partnership with Leo Shtutin, Sylvia Maizell, and Mariya Bashkatova. The book was written by Mikhail Shishkin and published by Deep Vellum!

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Serhiy Zhadan at UT-Austin (Austin, TX)

Wed, April 20, 2016 | BUR 214, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Serhiy Zhadan

Book and Poetry Reading

Serhiy Zhadan
Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist and translator

Wednesday, April 20, 3:00 PM
Burdine Hall, 214
Free and open to the public

Serhiy Zhadan will be reading excerpts from Voroshilovgrad, which is available this April in English, and a selection of poems. BBC Ukraine named Voroshilovgrad BBC Book of the Year in 2010 and BBC Book of the Decade in 2014.

Mr. Zhadan is a pro-Ukrainian activist and public intellectual who has become a voice of Ukraine’s “Euro-Maidan” movement. He has been vocal about finding solutions that make Ukraine a safe space for Russian and Ukrainian speakers.

Sponsored by: CREEES, Center for European Studies

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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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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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