Book Talk. Mars, by Asja Bakić with translator Jennifer Zoble

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for the launch of Asja Bakić's collection of stories Mars, including a discussion with the author and the work's translator, Jennifer Zoble.

Mars showcases a series of twisted universes where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, this debut collection from the Balkans explores twenty-first-century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.


Asja Bakić is a Bosnian author of poetry and prose, as well as a translator. She was selected as one of Literary Europe Live's New Voices from Europe 2017, and her writing has been translated into seven languages. She currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. 


Jennifer Zoble is a writer, editor, educator, and literary translator. She coedits InTranslation, the online journal of international literature at the Brooklyn Rail, and teaches in NYU's Liberal Studies program.