Book Launch. Found Life by Linor Goralik

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Harriman Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building
Linor Goralik is a writer, poet and artist living between Israel and Russia. She has authored a number of novels, short prose and poetry collections, non-fiction works, and children's books. In addition to writing fiction, she translates prose and poetry from Hebrew and English and teaches costume theory at the State University for the Humanities and the Higher School of Economics, both in Moscow. She will be joined by Maya Vinokour of NYU's Department of Russian and Slavic Studies to discuss the collected volume Found Life, which Vinokour co-edited. Featuring selections of Goralik's short prose, poetry, dramas, and comic strips, Found Life is the first English-language collection to exhibit the author's full literary range, showing her to be a keen observer of relationships at every scale — from interpersonal to international. The book was published as part of the Russian Library series, which seeks to publish an expansive selection of Russian literature in English translation, concentrating on works previously unavailable in English and those ripe for new translations.
 
Linor Goralik is an award-winning contemporary Russian writer of flash fiction, poetry, essays, fairy tales, theater, and more. Found Life is her first book to appear in English. Goralik’s tour is co-sponsored by the Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund, of which she was a poetry fellow in 2016, and Read Russia, underwriter of the Russian Library series.
 
Maya Vinokour is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.