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20 March, 2013: AM Bakalar and Grażyna Plebanek

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies / eMigrating Landcapes Project

invites you for a debate on:

The new ideas about borders and “New Europeans?” in contemporary literary landscapes. Meeting with two authors:

AM Bakalar and Grażyna Plebanek

Commentary and discussion afterword will be led by Tim Beasley-Murray and Agata Pyzik.

Wednesday 20 March 2013, 5-7 pm

Room 433, with the reception afterwards in the Senior Common Room

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

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For further details please contact: u.chowaniec@ucl.ac.uk


A.M. Bakalar was born and raised in Poland. She lived in Germany, France, Sicily and Canada before she moved to the UK in 2004. Madame Mephisto is her first novel and was among readers recommendations to the Guardian First Book Award. She is the first Polish woman to publish a novel in English since Poland joined EU in 2004. A.M. Bakalar lives with her partner, a drum and bass musician, in London. She is currently at work on her second novel.

Grażyna Plebanek is a writer, author of best-selling novels “Illegal Liaisons” (Stork Press 2012), named “Best of 2012″ by These Little Words. She also wrote “Girls from Portofino” (WAB 2005) as well as “Box of Stilettos” (2002, WAB 2006) and “A Girl Called Przystupa”. She is the author of short stories published in the following anthologies: “Dziewczynskie bajki na dobranoc” (Girls’ good-night stories, AMEA 2008), “Zaraz wracam” (Back shortly, Centrum Kultury Zamek, 2008), “Projekt mezczyzna (Project Man, wydawnictwo Delikatesy, 2009), “Piatek, 2:45″ (Friday, 2:45, Filar 2010), “Whims” (Swiat Ksiazki 2012). Born in Warsaw, Plebanek has lived for five years in Stockholm and she now resides in Brussels. She is among a group of international artists whose portraits will be exhibited in Brussels Gare del’Ouest for the next 10 years.

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