Videos & Transcripts

Litfest International Fiction Book Club

We will post introductory videos provided by the books’ authors, translators and editors here, as well as meeting transcripts where available. Enjoy!

March 2023

The Unseen
by Roy Jacobsen
Coming soon at Litfest 2023!

February 2023

Cocoon
by Zhang Yueran
Introductory video by
translator Jeremy Tiang

November 2022

Cursed Bunny
by Bora Chung
Introductory video
by translator Anton Hur

October 2022

Tomb of Sand
by Geetanjali Shree
Autumn Weekend
2022

August 2022

The Art of Losing
by Alice Zeniter
Introductory video by
translator Frank Wynne

July 2022

Happy Stories, Mostly
by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
Introductory video
by the author

June 2022

Wretchedness
by Andrzej Tichý
Introductory video by the author

May 2022

Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata
Introductory video by translator Ginny Tapley Takemori

April 2022

Phenotypes
by Paolo Scott
Introductory video by translator Daniel Hahn

Feb 2022

The Physics of Sorrow
by Geordi Gospodinov
Introductory video by the author

Dec 2021

Winter in Sokcho
by Elisa Shua Dusapin
Introductory video by translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins

July 2021

Hurricane Season
by Fernanda Melchor
Introductory video by translator Sophie Hughes

March 2021

Grey Bees
by Andrey Kurkov
Discussion with the author

Feb 2021

Tyll
by Daniel Kehlmann
Discussion with the author

July 2021

The Four Books
by Jan Lianke
Discussion with translator Carlos Rojas

December 2020

Based on a True Story
by Delphine de Vigan
Discussion with the author and translator George Miller

November 2020

A Whole Life
by Robert Seethaler
Discussion with Charlotte Collins

October 2021

Berta Isla
by Javier Marias
Discussion with Margaret Jull Costa

September 2020

The
Memory Police
by Yoko Ogawa
Discussion with
Lucie Campos

August 2020

The Adventures
of China Iron
by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
Discussion with
the translators

July 2021

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
by Shokoofeh Azar
Discussion with the editor, Michael Reynolds

June 2020

Before the Coffee
Gets Cold
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Discussion with the  editor, Ansa Khan Khattak

May 2020

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
by Olga Tokarczuk
Discussion with the translator,
Antonia Lloyd‑Jones

April 2021

Sixteen Trees
of the Somme
by Lars Mytting
Discussion with the author