Ivan Vladislavić in the UK – events

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with J.M. Coetzee and No Violet Bulawayo at the Worlds Literature Festival in Norwich, 19 June
And Patrick Flanery for ‘Camera Obscura: a View of South Africa’,  25 June with Slightly Foxed and And Other Stories


Online – 19th-21st June.
Still time to enter the 2014 Restless Derby online – which opens at 9am on Thursday 19th June and closes no later than midnight on Saturday 21st June.

The 2014 Restless Derby – a short, sharp exercise in close reading and attention – presents a rare chance to engage closely with and share in the acclaimed work of one of South Africa’s most finely tuned observers in this, the twentieth year of South Africa’s democracy. The 2014 Derby will feature original text based on the manuscript of ‘The Proofreader’s Derby’, the central section of Vladislavić’s acclaimed novel The Restless Supermarket. Sign up here.

Vladislavić will judge the Derby and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the University of Sussex on Monday 23rd June, from 15.30.

For more info and to sign up for the Derby click here or email restlessderby@gmail.com.
@africainwords #proofreadersderby

Writers’ Centre Norwich Worlds Literature Festival.
Thursday 19th June7.30pm, Norwich Playhouse

On Thursday 19th June, Vladislavić joins JM Coetzee, NoViolet Bulawayo, Xiaolu Guo, and Julia Franck for a World Literature event from the Worlds Literature Festival at 7.30pm at the Norwich Playhouse. There are very few seats remaining – book now!

The theme of this year’s (private) writers’ salon is ‘nostalgia’, with a series of accompanying public events.

Lunch
Saturday 21 June, 12.30 for 1pm.
The Library at Hardy’s Brasserie, 53 Dorset Street, London, W1U 7NH

Eat, drink and be merry with Vladislavic, his UK publishers And Other Stories, and other bookish types at a literary lunch in London.

Click here to find out more and book.

Literary Kitchen Festival, Peckham, London
Sunday 22nd June, 12.30pm. The Peckham Pelican

Vladislavić reads from his latest novel, The Restless Supermarket (at a venue called The Peckham Pelican, no less), at this lively festival of independent publishing.

University of Sussex, Brighton
Monday 23rd June, 15.30. 
Arts B, Social Space (Arts B building, room 274),University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QN
(Arts B is number 18 on the campus map. Directions to the University can be found here).

Readings and conversation, with Q&A to follow
Also hosting the Restless Derby awards

Vladislavić will be reading from his recently re-released novels from And Other Stories, The Restless Supermarket and Double Negative, and will be in conversation about the subtleties of balancing editing and creativity in making written work at the event. There will be a rare opportunity to engage with Vladislavić and discuss these aspects of writing, professional editing, and the riotous unsettling humour of the Derby and The Restless Supermarket in the Q&A.

University of Cambridge
Tuesday 24th June, 5pm–6.30pm.
Room GR06, Faculty of EnglishUniversity of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

Join Vladislavić for a relaxed evening at the University of Cambridge where he will discuss his writing and will read from his latest novel, The Restless Supermarket.

Camera Obscura: a View of South Africa with Ivan Vladislavić, Patrick Flanery and Neel Mukherjee 
Wednesday 25th June, 7pmDiorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3FE

Discussion between Ivan Vladislavić and Patrick Flanery, with participating chair, Neel Mukherjee, in which they examine the illusion of reality through literature. Expect readings alongside stimulating conversation.

From And Other Stories and Slightly Foxed.
Tickets £5. To buy tickets please contact Slightly Foxed enquiries@foxedbooks.com / 0207 370 3503



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