Reading and conversation with Bela Shayevich

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Reading and conversation with Bela Shayevich

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights Virtual – Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with current Nonfiction Writing Program MFA candidate Bela Shayevich to celebrate the release of her new translation of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We: A Novel

To join this virtual event, register here.

The New York Times Book Review says of the book,  “Though there have been numerous excellent translations of We, Shayevich’s best preserves the experimental qualities of Zamyatin’s writing. . . . With its sharp, uneven edges and chaotic originality, Zamyatin’s novel exposes the notion that human creativity is something that can be quantified, churned into an algorithm and sold as exact science for the fiction that it is.”

Bela Shayevich  is a visual artist, writer, and translator best known for Svetlana Alexievich’s  Secondhand Time . She also co-translated Soviet underground poet Vsevolod Nekrasov’s  I Live I See, with Ainsley Morse , which was published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and edited Victoria Lomasko’s  Other Russias  (translated by Thomas Campbell). Her latest book is a translation of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, released in the United States in 2021. She is currently a student in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa.


February 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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