Northwestern University: “Twenty Years of Laughter and Forgetting: Eastern/Central European Literature Since 1989”, October 15

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet in person one of the rising stars of the
Czech literature and her colleagues from Central Europe!

The Czech Consulate General in Chicago and Northwestern University in
cooperation with the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International
Program cordially invite you to a special literary reading and roundtable in
presence of writers Petra Hůlová (Czech Republic), Ferenc Barnas (Hungary)
and Drago Jančar (Slovenia):

Twenty Years of Laughter and Forgetting: Eastern/Central European Literature
since 1989

Moderator: Andrew Wachtel, Dean of The Graduate School, Northwestern

October 15, 2009
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Northwestern University Library
Forum Room
1970 Campus Drive, 2-South, Evanston, IL 60208

Free and open to public

Sponsored by The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago,
Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative
Studies, The Graduate School, The Department of Slavic Languages and

About Petra Hůlová

Petra Hůlová was born in Prague in 1979 and has published five critically
acclaimed novels in Czech. She won the Magnesia Litera Prize in the Czech
Republic in 2002 for ” Paměť mojí babičce”, here released as All This
Belongs to Me. Her prose “Umělohmotný třípokoj” won Jiri Orten Prize and the
novel “Stanice Tajga” Skvorecky Prize 2008.

Ms. Hůlová´s novel All This Belongs to Me translated in English by Alex
Zucker will be published by Northwestern University Press, book series
“Writings from and Unbound Europe”, in early October. This book as well as
Czech originals of Ms. Hůlová´s others novels will be on sale and available
for signing by the author after the reading.

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