Meet Pauls Bankovskis, Latvian Novelist

PoetThe Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research (CTTR) launches its 2015-16 Events Programme with a rare opportunity to meet with one of Latvia’s most prominent contemporary writers, Pauls Bankovskis, on 9 October at 2:30 p.m., MC201, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

He is the author of nine novels, several novellas and three collections of short stories. Works include: St. Bocasines Tree (1996), Book of Times (1997), Thin Ice (1999), Soviet Latvian Woman (2001), Cheka, Bombs & Rock’n’Roll (2002), Mister Latvia (2002), Eurorenovation (2005), Offshore (2006), School (2006), and Clothes or Adam’s Costume (2006). He also writes fiction for children, including Littleheads Playing Homes (co-authored with his daughter, Anna), and Tiny Noggins Play Houses which won the Jānis Baltvilks Children’s Book and Book Art Award in 2008.

bankovskis-chekaBankovskis’s works have been translated into English, German, Russian, Finnish, and Lithuanian, and he will feature in the forthcoming Birmingham Literature Festival Event, Baltic Breakfast, on 10 October.

Make the most of this opportunity to hear the author discuss and read from his writing. It is a free event, and all are welcome. For more information contact, Paul McDonald (P.J.McDonald@wlv.ac.uk).

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