Suzana Tratnik and Maria Jastrzębska in conversation
We’re excited to welcome award-winning Slovenian author Suzana Tratnik to the UK for a conversation with with poet, feminist, translator and playwright, Maria Jastrzębska. Suzana will be reading from Games with Greta & Other Stories, published by Dalkey Archive Press (multiple translators). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of Slovenia’s foremost authors discuss literature, activism, and LGBTQ+ issues in Europe today.
“…Games with Greta & Other Stories is a broken mirror, reflecting various aspects of life for queer women in Slovenian society, which like most post-communist countries in Europe, seems still to be struggling with prejudice…
– Anna Blasiak in The Queer Riveter, 2019
Suzana Tratnik (1963, Slovenia). She obtained her BA in sociology, and her MA in gender anthropology Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she lives and works as a writer, translator, and publicist. She is a lesbian activist since 1987 and a programmer of the LGBT Film Festival Ljubljana. She published seven collections of short stories, three novels, the children’s picture book as well as a monodrama a radio play, and two expertises: one on the lesbian movement in Slovenia, and another on lesbian literature, and memoirs. She received the national Prešeren Foundation Award for Literature in 2007, Novo mesto short Award for best short fiction in 2017, and Desetnica Award for best youth fiction in 2018. Her books and short stories have been translated in more than twenty languages, while she herself has translated several books of British and American fiction and non-fiction.
Maria Jastrzębska is a Polish-British poet, feminist, editor and translator. She is the co-founder of Queer Writing South and South Pole and co-edited Queer in Brighton (New Writing South 2014). Her most recent collection is The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue (Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018). Maria has always been concerned with borders and boundaries: between cultures, languages, social and sexual identities, health and illness.
Location: The Writers' Place, Jew Street, Brighton, UK
21 November 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm