Anyone in the Brooklyn NY area later this month is encouraged to see the UW's own Michael Biggins speak about his latest translation of Newcomers.
Newcomers, the first volume of Lojze Kovacic’s three-part autobiography, opens in 1938 with the expulsion of the Kovacic family from their Swiss home and their eventual resettlement in Slovenia. Kovacic, writing as a 10 year old, describes his family’s journey with uncanny naiveté and in a style that is clear, direct and moving. Translator Michael Biggins and Gabriel Sanders join us to celebrate the first English-language publication of this pivotal Slovenian epic. Co-hosted by Archipelago Books.