Youna Kwak wins Grand Prize from FACE
Youna Kwak, the brilliant translator of Véronique Bizot's Gardeners, due out from Diálogos this June, has won this year's Grand Prize in translation from the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation in the US, for her sample translation of Daewoo by François Bon (Fayard, 2004). Look for publication from Diálogos in 2019. This will be the first full-length work by Bon, who is highly regarded in France, translated into English.
"Daewoo is an evocative and powerful novel based on documentary research and interviews with former employees of the Korean corporation. It focuses on the stories of four women and on the haunting absence of a fifth one, Sylvia, who committed suicide after the plant closed."
“The reader is moved and devastated by this exploration of those who have fought to the point of losing connection with life, or even life itself, for one of them.”
—Le Matricule des anges
Deep Well Available for Preorder
Now available, Dan Bellm's Deep Well.
With a touch on the keys of language as light as the air we breathe, Dan Bellm traces his mother's death, and abides her continuing presence, as the keeper of "this/ blessing of kindness" which is both hers and his. Deep Well is a book of the purest poetry I have read in a long time. I am grateful for it.
Just Released: Cat Painters
Cat Painters: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry
Edited by Biljana D. Obradović and Dubravka Djurić
the red one, from Thaddeus Conti
|The latest from Thaddeus: 375 drawings representing Thaddeus Conti's continuing exploration of the American nightmare. Read more...|
The New Orleans Poetry Festival, 2017
The New Orleans Poetry Festival, which will take place April 14-17, 2017, is now accepting proposals. Check it out.
Lavender Ink/Diálogos is proud to be a co-sponsor, with Trembling Pillow Press, of the fest.
Kirkus Reviews Seghers
|Advance reviews for the Douglas Irving translation of the great Anna Seghers's Crossing: A Love Story, are beginning to appear, first of all at Kirkus, who is also featuring the book in their Fall Preview.|
Special Offer for Dillard Students
Dillard University Students, Fall semester, 2016:
You can order your copy of N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature, to be delivered to the classroom, here:
The Fry Pans Aren't Sufficing Reviewed in Publishers Weekly
Sometimes shocking and often strange, this is a fine debut from a striking new voice.
Ralph Adamo Interview in Rain Taxi
Check out Ralph Adamo interviewed in Rain Taxi.