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31 May 2017 19:00

Jaroslav Kalfar at Waterstones Piccadilly

An exciting evening bringing together some of the freshest new voices in fiction. Journalist Suzi Feay will be joined by Jaroslav Kalfar (Spaceman of Bohemia), Carolina Sanin ( The Children) Simon Wroe (Here Comes Trouble) and Megan Hunter (The End We Start).

Tickets cost £8/£6 with a Waterstones card and include a glass of wine and £3 off the purchase of any book.
Tickaets are available online, instore or by calling 02078512400.

Further details: 02078512400

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Jaroslav Kalfar: Spaceman of Bohemia

'Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize'

Claire Armitstead, Guardian

'I can honestly say I loved every page. Every sentence. Spaceman of Bohemia is unforgettable: a work of breathtaking scope and heart, and a reflection of humanity that's raw and strange and profound and true.'
Lisa McInerney, Baileys-Prize-winning author of The Glorious Heresies

Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub's marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family's dark political past. An extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home, by a startlingly talented young debut novelist.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473639966

Jaroslav Kalfar was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen, speaking little to no English at that time but learning it by watching Cartoon Network. He graduated from University of Central Florida, where he received Frances R. Lefkowitz Scholarship, the Outstanding Fiction Writer award, and the Founder's Scholar Award for being the top graduate in the College of Arts and Humanities. He earned his M.F.A. at NYU, where he was a Goldwater Fellow and was one of the three nominees for the new NYU E.L. Doctorow Fellowship Award upon graduating. He is twenty-eight years old









 

Venue:

Waterstones London – Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Date

31 May 2017 19:00

Organizer:

Waterstones


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