Font size:A-|A+12 Tens of thousands of Slovaks have moved to the United Kingdom since November 1989, when the Velvet Revolution occurred and communism fell. Yet, Slovak culture does not seem to be well-known to the British public to date.Related articleGerman readers curious about central Europe, writers look to reach them Read more Translator Julia Sherwood decided to introduce a new generation of Slovak writers and artists to audiences in the UK, in cooperation with the Slovak Embassy in London and the Slovak Arts Council (FPU), as reported in the press release.The “Raising the Velvet Curtain” cycle offers presentations, performances, and discussions with renowned writers and filmmakers from Slovakia to Brits and international communities living in Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, and London.The events will be held from October 22 until November 29.Slovak writers in EnglishSlovak literature will be represented by four authors: Balla, Ivana Dobrakovová, Uršuľa Kovalyk, and Zuzana Kepplová.Balla will be promoting his latest book, Big Love, which comes out on October 22. His debut, In the Name of the Father, was published in 2017. Balla is one of the most translated Slovak writers and is a triple finalist of the Anasoft Litera Prize.Raising the Velvet CurtainEvents: discussions, performances, conferenceCities: London, Manchester,… Read full this story
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