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Robin Hemley | Josip Novakovich | Russell Valentino | Xu Xi |

How many "formers” must one peel away before finding the real thing, the living heart of these two rich and diverse territories of Central Europe? Formerly Illyrian, Roman, Venetian, French, Austrian, Hungarian, Italian, German, and Yugoslav, today Slovenia and Croatia are countries in their own right, one in "Europe,” the other just outside it. We’ll step across, why not, into “the Balkans,” some might say, though that too may be an idea we’re ready to leave behind. All while ruminating with the region’s writers on such weighty themes, we’ll sip Slovene wine amid the pristine beauty of Lake Bled, sample a smoky Zagreb café or two, take in a concert in the opera house dedicated by the Emperor Franz Joseph in 1895, and wander the old streets of Ljubljana for no reason at all.

Program: $1350.00
Ground: $0.00
Manuscript Consultation: $400.00

Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction. His work has won such awards as The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from the Chicago Tribune, the George Garrett Award for Fiction, Story Magazine's Humor >>>MORE

Josip Novakovich

Croatian-born Josip Novakovich moved to the United States at the age of twenty. He has published a novel (April Fool's Day, which appeared in translation in ten countries), three story collections (Infidelities, >>>MORE

Russell Valentino

Russell Valentino has published four books of literary translations from Italian (Materada, 2000; Persuasion and Rhetoric, 2004), Serbo-Croatian (Between Exile and Asylum: An Eastern Epistolary, >>>MORE

Xu Xi

Xu Xi is the author of three novels, The Unwalled City, Hong Kong Rose and Chinese Walls, two short fiction collections, History’s Fiction and Daughters of Hui, and the mixed-genre collection, >>>MORE


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