This Thursday, September 20 is North Texas Giving Day! Deep Vellum’s mission is to bring the world together in conversation through literature, and we at Deep Vellum would like to ask for your help during this special, one-day giving event. Your generous contribution will support:
Fostering socially, politically, artistically relevant and timely conversations within the communities where we live and work.
Access to world literature, creative cultural exchange, and conversation for all people, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.
Boundary-pushing, award-winning world literature from diverse voices with a special focus on promoting the work of those who are vastly underrepresented in the larger literary market.
Censorship is about as old as free expression and exists in all cultures. Our word comes from the Roman office of the “Censor,” created in the 5th century BCE, whose task was to regulate public morality.
In this series, conducted at several venues in the city, we will learn from experts and in conversation the history of censorship, its current reach, and the reasons for its staying power.
ÓFEIGUR SIGURÐSSON IS TOURING THE U.S. IN OCTOBER!
European Union Prize-winning poet and author Ófeigur Sigurðsson is visiting cities across the U.S. from October 9 – 20 to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Öræfi: The Wasteland!
Volcanoes. Glaciers. Vikings. Fissures. Shipwrecks. Murderers. Sheep. Death Metal.Toponomy.
Öræfi: The Wasteland is a stunning, audacious hymn to the desolation of Iceland’s most desolate region, as as bare and perilous as it is alluring.
After a grueling solo expedition on the Vatnajökull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his real motives for venturing into the treacherous wastelands of Iceland — but the secrets she unravels may be more dangerous than they’re worth.
Deep Vellum Publishing is a not-for-profit literary publisher that seeks to enhance the open exchange of ideas among cultures and to connect the world’s greatest untranslated contemporary writers of literature and creative nonfiction with English-language readers for the first time through original translations, while facilitating educational opportunities for students of translation in the Dallas community, and promoting a more vibrant literary community in north Texas and beyond.