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2018, Authors, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Fiction, karmele jaio, News, Women in Translation -

Our intern Ann went to the Edinburgh International Book Festival to represent Parthian Books. In this blogpost she describes her experience of the festival and gives a brief summary of the insightful discussion between authors Karmele Jaio (Her Mother's Hands) and Brian Conaghan (The Weight of a Thousand Feathers) on their books about children who must take care of their parents.

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Baltic poetry, Eeva Park, Estonian Poetry, London Book Fair, Market Focus 2018, Parthian Baltic, Parthian Books, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, The Rules of Bird Hunting, Women in Translation -

Eeva Park is one of the authors featured in the new Parthian Baltic Series. Whilst she began her writing career as a poet, she is also well-known for her short-stories, novels and plays. The Rules of Bird Hunting is a lively, strongly autobiographical collection of poems, exploring changing values over the course of a lifetime, and features the author’s best work from the last three decades. Eeva Park tells us more about her writing, her influences and gives us some insight into the process of both translating and being translated.

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2017, Ece Temelkuran, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Events, News, Parthian Books, Tendai Huchu, Women in Translation -

By Parthian intern Julia Bradley   This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited along on a Parthian trip up to Scotland, alongside Maria and Shona. The purpose of the trip was to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival (12-28th August) and to support author Ece Temelkuran in promoting her book Women Who Blow on Knots. What followed was a whirlwind few days of meeting authors, exploring the city, and experiencing some of the varied performance offerings from the fringe festival.   We began our trek up to Edinburgh on Thursday, and took a seven-and-a-half hour train journey north from Swansea, reaching...

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'You collect your own family of talented young women. The author (Women Who Blow on Knots) and political commentator on why everyone should "adopt" a daughter'.

'There are surveys that call my age group “the childless generation”. I am 43 years old — a fact I remind myself of when I am tempted to buy ripped jeans — and, like many of my friends, I am childless. But the world is still a place where it is common to ask why you did not have children and whether you regret it. The planet still sees our situation as “curable”, I guess. But one thing is sure: if one does not have a child, one always stays someone’s child and never officially becomes an adult.'

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Uršuľa Kovalyk is a poet, fiction writer, playwright and social worker. She was born in 1969 in Košice, eastern Slovakia and currently lives in the capital, Bratislava. She has worked for a women's non-profit focusing on women's rights and currently works for the NGO Against the Current, which helps homeless people. Kovalyk is the director of the Theatre With No Home, which features homeless and disabled actors. She has published plays, short stories and novels, and was shortlisted for the Anasoft Litera 2014 for Krasojazdkyña (The Equestrienne). I lived several lives in the brief instant before my feet touched the ground. The music stopped....

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