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Launch of LIFE STORIES by Nora Ikstena at No One Writes to the Colonel Sunday, May 5th

The official English launch of Life Stories, a collection of short stories by prolific Latvian author Nora Ikstena, is Sunday, May 5th at No One Writes to the Colonel at 3pm.

Nora says of Life Stories: “I have written Life Stories virtually in the space of one breath – these stories have been imagined in such concentration, that I had to free myself from them. They came so naturally, that I am very happy to have returned to the short-story format. It seems to me that in these eight stories each individual and different life is so strikingly intense that it was not possible to place all into one novel”. Life Stories has been translated into english by the talented Margita Gailitis.

Jeremy Davies, the Senior Editor of Dalkey Archive Press says:Nora Ikstena’s daring, charming, and often mischievous fiction opens up new paths not only for Latvian literature in English translation but for English literature itself”.

Be sure you come by to hear some of this amazing collection and meet Nora herself!

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