Dana Grigorcea with Alta L. Price
We are delighted to help present this evening with noted Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea, and her translator, Alta L. Price, on the occasion of the English language publication of her novel, published as An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence (Seagull Books). A woman living in Zurich goes back to a Bucharest she had once lived in and known - under the Ceausescu regime. That harrowing past makes itself felt - in surprising ways.
“Dana Grigorcea is an admirable chronicler of a lost time and this is a wonderfully melancholic, whimsical, politically and socially completely incorrect novel.” - Nürnberger Nachrichten.
“A satire on media as well as a portrait of the city of Bucharest, and a plea for political freedom.” - Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Co-presented with, and made possible by PRO HELVETIA, with assistance and support from the GOETHE INSTITUTE POP UP SEATTLE.