Christos Ikonomou touring the US

We are delighted to announce that Christos Ikonomou will be touring the US to promote the US edition of his celebrated short-story collection, Something Will Happen You’ll See (Archipelago Books, March 2016):

— U.S. Events —

April 19, 6pm
European Voices: A Reading & Conversation at Boston University
225 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

April 21, time and place TBA
Reading and Discussion
Brown University

April 22, 4pm
Reading and Conversation with translator Karen Emmerich
University of Oregon, Eugene

April 24, 6pm
In Conversation with Anne Germanacos
Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

April 26, time and place TBA
Reading and Conversation with translator Karen Emmerich
Princeton University

April 28, 7.30pm
In Conversation with Jennifer Percy
introduced by translator Karen Emmerich
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

— Praise for Something Will Happen, You’ll See —

A gripping collection of short stories… In Ikonomou’s concrete streets, the rain is always looming, the politicians’ slogans are ignored, and the police remain a violent, threatening presence offstage. Yet even at the edge of destitution, his men and women act for themselves, trying to preserve what little solidarity remains in a deeply atomized society, and in one way or another finding their own voice. There is faith here, deep faith — though little or none in those who habitually ask for it.

— Mark Mazower, The Nation

Heart-wrenching and moving… deeply illuminating, not only about working-class Greeks in the face of the crisis, but, more importantly, about the human condition.

— Publishing Perspectives

Ikonomou’s characters might feel like they are suffering private tragedies, but Something Will Happen repeatedly calls our attention to the subtle human connections that remain… Karen Emmerich deserves special praise for her translation of Ikonomou’s charming, vernacular, and energetic prose.

— Ratik Asokan, Bookforum

The Greek Faulkner… one of the most touching chronicles of the economic crisis to have come out of Greece.

— La Republica

Με χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε ότι ο Χρήστος Οικονόμου θα πραγματοποιήσει τουρνέ στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες για την προώθηση της αμερικάνικης έκδοσης της πολυβραβευμένης και πολυμεταφρασμένης συλλογής διηγημάτων του, Κάτι θα γίνει θα δεις (Πόλις, 2010).

Photo: copyright, Julia Puga

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