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10 Nov 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Martin Vopěnka: The Fifth Dimension - book launch

Book launch of a contemporary classic by Czech author Martin Vopěnka. To support his family, a man submits himself to a solo science experiment in the High Andes. A cosmic adventure story of murder and big ideas. ‘A potent and haunting novel of black holes, solitude and the sublime, it is never less than immensely readable and absorbing.’ Adam Roberts, Major campaigns on NetGalley & GoodReads.

Martin Vopěnka is a leading Czech novelist, compared to Kafka and Kundera but with a distinct voice of his own. He was born in Prague in 1963. He is a member of Czech PEN Club and  chairman of the Association of Czech Publishres.

Translated by the award-winning Hana Sklenkova

Followed by a reception sponsored by Vinovitaj and Halusky.

‘I loved it: simple as that. I started reading thinking I’d start with a few chapters and pace it over a week or two, but I found I couldn’t stop. A potent and haunting novel of black holes, solitude and the sublime, it is never less than immensely readable and absorbing.’
Adam Roberts, winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award

FREE ENTRY, please register on Eventbrite

http://www.barbicanpress.com/fifth-dimension/

http://www.barbicanpress.com/czech-studies-vopenka/

Afterword to the English Edition by Martin Vopěnka:



Supported by Czech Ministry of Culture and the School of Modern Languages, Bristol

 

Venue:
School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol - G77A, 15 Woodland Road Bristol BS81TE GB
Date

10 Nov 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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