Best of 2012: Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek

Grazyna Plebanek is already a highly successful author in her native Poland, and Illegal Liaisons is the first of her novels to be published in English. The publisher, Stork Press, aim to give a new voice to writers from Central and Eastern Europe. I discovered them by chance earlier this year, and am so glad… Continue reading Best of 2012: Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek

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Freshta by Petra Prochazkova

I was sent a copy of Freshta from Stork Press, and to be honest, I might not have chosen to read it otherwise. Despite now knowing it's rather good, I wasn't instantly drawn in by the words on the back cover: Welcome to Kabul: one family, countless secrets When Herra falls in love with Nazir,… Continue reading Freshta by Petra Prochazkova

Grazyna Plebanek and Maggie Gee In Conversation at Belgravia Books

I was lucky enough to receive an advance proof of Grazyna Plebanek's first novel to be translated into English, Illegal Liaisons, from publisher Stork Press. Stork Press are based in London and publish English editions of work by writers from Central and Eastern Europe: Plebanek is from Poland, and lives in Brussels, and has been… Continue reading Grazyna Plebanek and Maggie Gee In Conversation at Belgravia Books

Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek

My apologies that I haven't posted in a while - I've had a really horrendous cold that had me totally spaced out and without energy. And I'm still recovering from it! It hasn't been very nice. ANYWAY. Since becoming an official fan of Peirene Press, I've had a greater interest in translated literature, and so… Continue reading Illegal Liaisons by Grazyna Plebanek