Book Launch: THE LAKE, by Bianca Bellová translated by Alex Zucker

AAU Library

In cooperation with Czech Literary Centre, Karolinum Press and Parthian, the AAU Library is pleased to invite you to a book launch of THE LAKE, by Bianca Bellová, translated by Alex Zucker on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 19:00. 

Bianca Bellová’s dystopian page-turner The Lake was named Magnesia Litera Book of the Year in 2017, and is a winner of the EU Prize for Literature. Newly available in English translation by Alex Zucker, The Lake (Parthian Books) is the coming-of-age tale of an orphan named Nami, growing up in a fishing village somewhere in the former Soviet empire. When Nami crosses the lake to the city in search of his mother, he encounters a society on the verge of collapse. Bellová makes dexterous use of symbolism throughout this tightly knit narrative, leaving a lasting impact on the reader’s mind.  

Following the reading will be a discussion and audience Q&A, moderated by Ian Willoughby of Radio Prague International. Books will be for sale.  

Please join us for this special event.