The Midden - Frontiers in Retreat Publication will be launched at the Helsinki International Arts Programme Summer Party in August. The book is edited by Tracey Warr and Jenni Nurmenniemi, and it includes essays by Jussi Parikka, Emmi Itäranta, Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jenni Nurmenniemi and Tracey Warr. You can follow up the news about the book at the HIAP Facebook page.
I still dream of the island.
I sometimes approach it across water, but more often through air, like a bird, with a great wind under my wings. The shores rise rain-coloured on the horizon of sleep, and in their quiet circle the buildings: the houses grown along the canals, the workshops of inkmasters, the low-ceilinged taverns. The House of Words looks inward behind its high walls. Threads knotted into mazes run in all directions from the House of Webs, and air gondolas are suspended on their cables, dead weights above the streets.
At the centre of the island stands the Tower, smooth and blind. A sun of stone glows grey light at the pinnacle, spreading its sharp ray-fingers. Fires like fish-scales flicker in the windows. Sea is all around, and the air will carry me no longer.
The Weaver is out November 1st in the US.
Each year the Adomo Druktenio Award is given to the most significant and artistic Lithuanian translation for teens. This year the recipient is Viltarė Urbaitė, for her translation of Memory of Water. Congratulations!
From November 24th to December 2nd 2018 the book lovers and professionals of Ibero-America will be gathering at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in México. Amongst its vast program, the Fair features a festival of European literature, with eleven European authors taking part in various discussions.
Tuesday, November 27th from 7 to 8.30PM FIL Literatura - Festival de las Letras Europeas, Salón E, Área Internacional - Emmi Itäranta, Tim Fanning, Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki and Viveca Sten.
More information and the full program can be found at the event’s website.
Saturday September 29th 2018 at 2.45PM “This would make a good movie!” From book to series/ movie / play - Elina Rouhiainen, Aleksi Delikouras and Emmi Itäranta discuss the metamorphosis of books at the Culture Arena Gloria. More information and the full program (in Finnish) can be found at the Facebook page of the event.