Event: Grażyna Plebanek, 28 September, Brussels
Saturday, 28 September
Sterling Books, 5.00pm
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 38
1000 Brussels, Belgium
With free refreshments!
Watch a promo trailer of the event.
(Photographed by © Sabina Jaworek / Yavorek Photo for Polish Insight Brussels. All Rights Reserved)
Grażyna Plebanek is a bestselling, highly acclaimed author in her native Poland. Plebanek’s latest novel Illegal Liaisons (translated by Danusia Stok) was published in the UK in October 2012 and was voted Best Book of 2012. In 2013 the novel was released in the US by New Europe Books. In 2011 Plebanek was awarded the Literary Prize Zlote Sowy for her contribution to promoting Poland abroad. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.
Praise for Grażyna Plebanek’s Illegal Liaisons:
‘A remarkable achievement…A must for anyone with a mind for the erotic who also values their mind.’ Catherine Millet, author of The Sexual Life of Catherine M, for the US Edition
‘Powerfully erotic and intelligent, this novel, set in the political capital of the new Europe, shows risk-taking, glossy young professionals changing lanes at top speed between sex, parenthood and work as they race after love and meaning.’ Maggie Gee, author of My Cleaner, The White Family (shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and Orange Prize for Fiction), My Animal Life.
‘Plebanek’s crisp and intelligent new novel is full of pitch-perfect descriptions, mostly but not exclusively about sex, and its contemplation…A merciless comedy of modern manners, and the politics of desire.’Publishers Weekly
Read an interview with Grażyna Plebanek.
Read Danusia Stok’s reflections on translating Illegal Liaisons.