A Public Space Presents Another Way to Say

Brooklyn, New York Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 PM

A Public Space presents ​​Another Way to Say, ​the monthly reading series for emerging and established translators.​ April's​ installment is a special celebration, featuring Faruk Šehić and his translator, Mirza Purić, presented by AWTS curator Janet Lee, with a conversation moderated by B​oston University alumna Stacy Mattingly (MFA, 2011). Past readers in the AWTS series include students and alumni of New York University, Columbia, and CUNY literary translation programs; Fulbright scholars; recipients of PEN/Heim Translation Fund grants; and editors.

Faruk Šehić was born in 1970 in Bihać, in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Literary critics have hailed him as the leader of the "mangled generation" of writers born in 1970s Yugoslavia, and his books have achieved cult status with readers across the whole region. His debut novel​,​ Quiet Flows the Una (Knjiga o Uni, 2011; Istros Books, 2016), ​​received the Meša Selimović prize for the best novel published in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia in 2011 and the European ​U​nion​ Prize for Literature in 2013.

Mirza Purić is a literary translator and musician. He is a contributing editor at EuropeNow and in-house translator for the Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop. From 2014 to 2017 he was an editor-at-large for Asymptote. His co-translation, with Ellen Elias-Bursać, of Miljenko Jergović’s story collection Inshallah, Madonna, Inshallah will be published by Archipelago Books this year.
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A Public Space Open House

Brooklyn, NY Sunday, April 29

A Public Space subscribers are invited to an Open House at our Brooklyn office. Come meet APS editors, contributors, fellow readers, and members of your literary community. We'll have snacks, drinks, our chic striped totes and notebooks for sale, and more. To subscribe to A Public Space, visit our subscribe page.
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Jamel Brinkley

New York, NY Tuesday, May 15 | 7 PM

A Public Space debut author Jamel Brinkley launches A Lucky Man (APS/Graywolf) at Housing Works Bookstore with Angela Flournoy and friends.

The nine expansive, searching stories in A Lucky Man reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men whose hopes sometimes betray them. Brinkley's work first appeared in A Public Space, in No. 21 and No. 22; and you can read Victor LaValle's feature on the title story here. A Lucky Man is the #1 pick on the Indie Next list for May 2018.

For more information, visit the Housing Works event page.

Jamel Brinkley's fiction has been selected for Best American Short Stories 2018. He is a 2018-2020 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.
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