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Memory & Fiction: Wojciech Nowicki's "Salki"

October 10, 2017
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

Presented by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies and Open Letter Books

A work of Polish reportage, Salki is about travel, anxiety, memory and violence. Using the English translation of this work as a starting point, panelists - including author Wojciech Nowicki and translator Jan Pytalski - will discuss ideas of landscape, literature, photography, and Eastern European history. Also on the panel: Chad Post, Director of Open Letter Books, and Randall Stone, Director of the Skalny Center and Professor of Political Science.

Wojciech Nowicki is a Polish essayist, journalist, critic, photorapher, and even writes a culinary column. Salki, his first book to be translated into English, received the 2014 Gdynia Literary Award for Essay.

Jan Pytalski has an MA in translation from the University of Rochester. He is also a journalist. Salki is his first literary translation.

Reception and book signing following the presentation. Free and open to the public.

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