We are delighted to welcome a writer whom we first knew for her work in publishing from overseas at Granta. Now based in Berlin, Saskia Vogel is here with her own first novel, Permission (Coach House). And we may also have a new work of translation (or two) from the Swedish, as she has also been busy on that front.
"Saskia Vogel's provocative debut novel, Permission, is like a trick box full of sliding panels. Her protagonist, jarred loose from her life by the accidental death of her father, finds that the boundaries she's always taken as given begin to slide open, revealing secret zones of power and sexuality within the world and within herself. Beautifully written, mysterious and compelling. " - Janet Fitch. The most imminent of Saskia Vogel’s translations are Lina Wolff’s The Polyglot Lovers (And Other Stories) and Elizabeth Åsbrink’s The Trees Are Still Standing in the Vienna Woods. (Fingers crossed that one or both will also be on hand…)
This event will be held upstairs in the mezzanine.