Novel Writers Samanta Schweblin Fever Dream

Spike Island

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Thursday 19 October 2017
6.30-8pm
Opening Hours: 12-5pm
Admission Fee: £5, £3 concessions
Booking recommended
http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/events/talks/novel-writers-samanta-schweblin/

Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.

Fever Dream was shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2017. The book is a translation by Megan McDowell.

‘The genius of Fever Dream is less in what it says than in how Schweblin says it, with a design at once so enigmatic and so disciplined that the book feels as if it belongs to a new literary genre altogether.’ – The New Yorker

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas

Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, and her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Paris Review. She lives in Chile.

Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin was recently selected by Granta as one of the best Spanish-language writers under thirty-five. She is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into 20 languages. Fever Dream is her first novel. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin.

 

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