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Magdalena Tulli reads from her acclaimed works

18 kwietnia, 2008

Magdalena Tulli reads from her acclaimed works

Archipelago Books, the Polish Cultural Institute, Center for Architecture, and Columbia University Polish Student Society present READINGS BY MAGDALENA TULLI Author of Flaw, Moving Parts, and Dreams and Stones

A  rare opportunity to hear one of Europe’s most original new writers reading from her  work. Magdalena Tulli is the  author of Dreams and Stones (Sny i kamienie), In Red (W czerwieni), Moving  Parts (Tryby), and  Flaw (Skaza). Dreams and Stones won the prestigious Koscielski Foundation Prize in 1995, Moving Parts  was nominated for the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and Flaw was a finalist for the 2007 Nike prize, Poland\'s most prestigious literary award. A European master at  the height of her powers, Magdalena Tulli  has been described by Polish critics as a new Bruno Schulz.

Tulli’s work is beautifully translated by Bill Johnston, who won a  2005 AATSEEL translation prize for Dreams and Stones. His translation of Tulli’s 1998 In Red is forthcoming from Archipelago Books,  which also published Johnston’s translations of her other books. Born  in 1955, Tulli, who is also a psychologist, lives and works in Warsaw. She has also translated many works of Marcel Proust and Italo Calvino into  Polish.

“Dreams and Stones” is  a startling, beautiful, powerful achievement… The originality of the  writing is not lessened by representing a family tree that includes  Michaud, Kafka, Calvino, and Saramago.”  –  W.S. Merwin

As Tulli demonstrates [in  “Moving Parts”] with a quick  swish of the knives, “story” can keep peeling off from itself  and regenerating,
like a snake with ever renewable skin –  Eleni Sikelianos

The reading at Columbia University is made possible in part by the Department of Slavic  Languages, Polish Studies Program, and the Center for Literary Translation  at Columbia University.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008, 6:30 PM
Center  for Architecture\'s reading series
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012, tel. 212.683.0023

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008, 3:00 PM
Columbia University
310 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam  Avenue, New York, NY

Enter the campus from the College Walk located on 116 Street bet’n 
Broadway & Amsterdam,
Fayerweather Building is located behind St. Paul’s Chapel. The map.
RSVP by April 29 at mu2113@columbia.edu

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