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Gabriela Babnik: Big World, Small Languages
Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a new, monthly event series at Free Word. Join us on the second Monday of each month to celebrate the best fiction in translation. Please contact Sophie Wardell for information on how you can get involved and join us for this, the third event of the series, in partnership with Istros Books and supported by Beletrina Publishing and Creative Europe.
Gabriela Babnik’s novel, Dry Season (translated by Rawley Grau), breaks the mould of what we usually expect from a writer from a small, Central European nation. Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2013, Dry Season offers a truly global perspective as it explores themes of racism, the role of women in modern society, and the loneliness of the human condition.