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The reviews for The Night Circus by Uršula Kovalyk have been coming in thick and fast recently, and all of them glowingly positive. In case you missed it, here's another one! "It is the reality of Central Europe that knows wholesale transformations because it has lived through them. To bring this life onto the page in such short, intense bursts requires something out of the ordinary, and in this diverse collection Uršula Kovalyk has found the imagery, focus, language and daring to have created something legitimately new."

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Uršuľa Kovalyk's short story collection, The Night Circus and Other Stories, has been on a whirlwind tour of Britain this autumn, and collected reviews from far and wide. Feminist, poignant, vividly imaginative, it was described by European Literature Network thus: "A strongly feminist perspective expresses itself in the way such longings materialise, often independently of a woman’s consciousness, in dreamlike experiences presented as real – full of vibrant colour and luscious sensuousness, where women are literally rejuvenated." The London Magazine applauded the richness of Kovalyk's prose and themes: "Kovalyk is striking in the boldness of her imagination: we encounter cute and...

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'Kovalyk’s vision is startlingly original. She interweaves elements of magic realism and the supernatural into her fables with terrific effect.' Lucy Popescu reviews the short story collection The Night Circus for BookBlast. ABOUT THE BOOK: ‘...riotous, funny and painful’ - European Literature Network on Kovalyk Europa Carnivale series title Creative Europe award title Shortlisted author for Slovakia’s prestigious Anasoft Litera Award Bibliotéka Prize winning author, 2013 I found him one morning when I went to take out the rubbish. He lay in the grass, clutching a piece of dirty plastic in his tiny baby hands. Blending the naturalistic and the fabulistic, these elusive,...

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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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