Russian Poetry: Linor Goralik, with translator Maya Vinokour

Join us for an evening of poetry and experimental fiction in Russian, and English translation, 

with Linor Goralik, author of
Found Life

and translator Maya Vinokour

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in the newly published collection Found Life, her first to appear in English. 

Goralik is an award-winning contemporary Russian writer of flash fiction, poetry, essays, fairy tales, theater, and more, living between Israel and Russia. She has authored a number of novels, short prose and poetry collections, non-fiction works, and children's books. In addition to writing fiction, she translates prose and poetry from Hebrew and English and teaches costume theory at the State University for the Humanities and the Higher School of Economics, both in Moscow. Featuring selections of Goralik's short prose, poetry, dramas, and comic strips, Found Life is the first English-language collection to exhibit the author's full literary range, showing her to be a keen observer of relationships at every scale — from interpersonal to international.

Goralik’s tour is co-sponsored by the Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund, of which she was a poetry fellow in 2016.

Maya Vinokour is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.

Linor Goralik (photo by Tatiana Ilyuhina)

Event date: 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview (Russian Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231183512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Columbia University Press - November 28th, 2017