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A Public Space Presents Another Way to Say


Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 PM A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

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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