About the event
As well as the Edinburgh book festival events, Clemens Meyer and Juan Pablo Villalobos were in London and Chichester to talk and celebrate the launch of their books.
LONDON And Other Stories no.s 1 and 2 launch Wednesday 17 August, 6.30pm. The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU At the European Bookshop, Clemens Meyer and Juan Pablo Villalobos talked about their work and read some carefully selected extracts from All The Lights and Down the Rabbit Hole with their translators Katy Derbyshire and Rosalind Harvey. Followed by a Q&A and the vital drinks reception.
Matinée reception – Clemens Meyer
Thursday 18 August, 2 – 4pm, reading starts at 2.30pm. Ritter/Zamet, 80a Ashfield Street, London E1 2BJ Rigo Schmidt – recent paintings + Clemens Meyer reading from All the Lights
Clemens Meyer in conversation with Stuart Evers and Katy Derbyshire Thursday 18th August, 6:30pm 34 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8DZ A discussion to mark the launch of Clemens Meyer’s first and long-awaited book in English, All the Lights. Clemens Meyer was in conversation with Stuart Evers, a critic and author of Ten Stories about Smoking, and with Katy Derbyshire, translator of All the Lights and a number of other contemporary German works of fiction. Followed by a drinks reception. Supported by the German Embassy.
CHICHESTER Juan Pablo Villalobos on Mexican Literature
Juan Pablo talked about contemporary Mexican literature and read from his newly launched novel Down the Rabbit Hole. This talk accompanied the Mexican art exhibition at the Pallant House Gallery.
Thursday 18th August, 6pm. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Juan Pablo Villalobos also went along to London Zoo on Friday 19th, and met the zoo’s two pygmy hippos, Nicky Noo and Thug. It all went much more smoothly than in Down the Rabbit Hole, we are pleased to report. Photos were taken by photographer Rita Platts, whose permission for usage can be requested via And Other Stories (see the Contact Us link in the Menu at the bottom of the page).