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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.
Writers’ Centre Norwich Worlds Literature Festival.
Thursday 19th June, 7.30pm, 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.
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
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.
Camera Obscura: a View of South Africa with Ivan Vladislavić, Patrick Flanery and Neel Mukherjee
Wednesday 25th June, 7pm, Diorama 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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 370 3503