Carmen Boullosa West Coast Tour + Upcoming Events (Gnarr! Pitol!)

The iron is on the fire!

Deep Vellum’s next two books are currently at the printers (The Art of Flight & The Indian). Reminder, subscriptions will ship two to three weeks prior to publication dates.

If you are not a current subscriber, if you subscribe before Fri. Feb. 6 your name will make the list of acknowledged subscribers starting with Anne Garréta’s Sphinx, going to the printers next week.

One important thing to note is that we have dozens of events for our authors coming up in February and March, including a full 10-day West Coast tour for Carmen Boullosa, and events in Dallas for Jón Gnarr (March 5 at Turner House) and Sergio Pitol (Birthday & Release Party, March 18 at The Wild Detectives)! Plus Deep Vellum is taking part in an upcoming GalleryLab talk at the Nasher Sculpture Center with Romanian translator & all-around good dude, Dr. Sean Cotter. And the return of the Wildcatter Exchange, Fort Worth’s upstart literary festival is at the end of March, the 27th & 28th! Full information on our February and March events are below, but remember to check out our calendar as we’re always planning months down the road (look for Deep Vellum’s tables at AWP Conference in Minneapolis in April, splitting table 1527 with Anomalous Press; and at the Brooklyn Book Festival in September, splitting with our forever-bromance-life-partners Open Letter Books!).

We look forward to seeing you out & about in the land of the literary living.

Carmen Boullosa Upcoming Events:

Tue. Feb. 10 – Carmen Boullosa reading at Skylight Books – Los Angeles, CA – 7:30pm

Wed. Feb. 11 – Carmen Boullosa reading at Pioneer Bookstore, Cal State-East Bay – Hayward, CA – 1:00pm

Thu. Feb. 12 – Carmen Boullosa reading at the University of California (in 5125 Dwinelle, the library of the Spanish & Portuguese Department) – Berkeley, CA – 12:00pm

Thu. Feb. 12 – Carmen Boullosa in discussion w/ Scott Esposito at City Lights Books – San Francisco, CA – 7:00pm

Fri. Feb. 13 – Carmen Boullosa reading at the University of California-Santa Cruz (Humanities 1, Room 210) – Santa Cruz, CA – 10:00am

Mon. Feb. 16 – Carmen Boullosa reading at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside – Portland, OR – 7:00pm

Tue. Feb. 17 – Carmen Boullosa reading at the University of Oregon – Eugene, OR – 7:30pm

Wed. Feb. 18 – Carmen Boullosa reading at Elliott Bay Bookstore – Seattle, WA – 7:00pm

Mon. Feb. 23 Instituto Cervantes NYC presents “Great Voices from Mexico & the USA” w/ Carmen Boullosa – New York, NY – 7:00pm

Sun. March 15IBERIAN SUITE Literature Panel w/ Carmen Boullosa, Cesar Aira, Anne McLean & more at the Kennedy Center – Washington, DC – 4:30pm (Free!)

In a generous program that celebrates the stunning diversity of Spanish- and Portuguese-language writers, as well as the many resonances they share, this is a veritable symphony of voices from the past as well as the present. Contemporary writers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal talk about their work amidst echoes from their literary predecessors.Juan Gabriel Vásquez of Colombia (with Gabriel García Marquez), Javier Cercas of Spain (with Pedro Salinas), Cesar Aira of Argentina (with Jorge Luis Borges), Dulce María Cardoso of Portugal (with Jorge Amado), Alonso Cueto of Peru (with Mario Vargas Llosa), and Carmen Boullosa of Mexico (with Octavio Paz). The event is hosted by the distinguished Canadian translator Anne McLean

Deep Vellum Texas Events in February & March

Fri. Feb. 27 & Sat. Feb. 28 – Dallas Festival of Ideas in the Dallas Arts District – Dallas, TX

Thu. March 5 Turner House Salon Series w/ Jón Gnarr at Turner House – Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX – 7pm

  • Don’t miss Jón Gnarr’s first Dallas appearance!!

Gnarr Turner House March 5 Flyer

Wed. March 18 – Sergio Pitol‘s 82nd birthday party & The Art of Flight release party w/ translator George Henson reading & in discussion w/ Will Evans (Deep Vellum) at The Wild Detectives – Dallas, TX – 7pm

Thu. March 19Nasher Sculpture Center GalleryLab: “The Mother Tongue” Talk on Translation & Art w/ Will Evans (Deep Vellum) & Dr. Sean Cotter (translator & professor at UT-Dallas) at the Nasher Sculpture Center – Dallas, TX – 6:00pm

Nasher Gallery Lab with Sean Cotter & Will Evans 3-19-15

Fri. March 27 & Sat. March 28Wildcatter Exchange Literary Festival in the Historic South Main Village – Fort Worth, TX

Mon. March 30: Nerd Nite Austin presents Jón Gnarr & Dominic Boyer at The North Door – Austin, TX – 7pm


In other fun news, Carmen Boullosa‘s Texas: The Great Theft, translated by Samantha Schnee, is a finalist for the Typographical Era 2014 Translation Award. This is a huge honor, and the best part is you get to have a say in it, you can VOTE for the winner. Last year’s winner was the awesome The Devil’s Workshop by rad Czech writer Jachym Topol, translated by Alex Zucker, published by Portobello. This year: Vote TEXAS! Vote Boullosa! Vote Schnee! Deep Vellum army, let’s unite and win! Better together! And together forward!

 8 Books | 8 Publishers | 7 Countries | 5 Languages | 1 Winner

8 Books | 8 Publishers | 7 Countries | 5 Languages | 1 Winner

More fun news, CONGRATULATIONS to Fiston Mwanza Mujila & translator Roland GlasserTram 83 won a French Voices Award, and was shortlisted for the French Voices Grand Prize (one of three books as a finalist; the winner was La Nostalgie forthcoming from Fordham University Press; the other finalist was our friends New Vessel Press’s Guys Like Me). And if you can feel the buzz on Tram 83 building, good, that’s the whole point, this Congolese novel is going to BLOW YOUR MIND!! We’ll publish it in September as our lead Fall 2015 title!!

create a US-published series of books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. This ambitious program is aimed to support translations from French into English. Applications are accepted twice per year and candidates are selected by a literary committee.

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work. The program’s goal is to create a US-published series of books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. This ambitious program is aimed to support translations from French into English. Applications are accepted twice per year and candidates are selected by a literary committee.

In case you’re wondering, yes, the new website is still being built. It’s my secret goal to have it up before The Art of Flight‘s publication date, which is March 10. Might happen. By April at the latest. It’s close, y’all. Full ordering capabilities, smooth and beautiful design…it will be wondrous to behold.

A reminder to subscribe to Deep Vellum’s upcoming titles, if you have not done so already. And if you bought a copy of Texas and are curious about subscribing, check out out Spring 2015 catalog for information on the next six books we will publish. And if really want to know what the Fall 2015/2016 catalog will hold, email me. But it’ll all be announced soon. So soon. Super soon. Like, before the new website soon. But here’s the rundown: Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Sept.), Leila S. Chudori (Oct.), Ricardo Piglia (Nov.), Jón Gnarr (Jan.), Lina Meruane (Feb.), Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Mar.). That’s one hell of a list, y’all. And I haven’t even introduced you to Ms. Meruane yet, one of the hottest literary talents from Chile, she lives in NYC now and teaches at NYU, and her novel is going to blow your everloving mind.

Download our Spring 2015 Catalog by clicking the image below (PDF):



Our upcoming Spring 2015 release schedule:
March 10: Sergio Pitol – The Art of Flight (translated by George Henson)
April 14: Anne Garreta – Sphinx (translated by Emma Ramadan)
May 5: Jón Gnarr – The Indian (translated by Lytton Smith)
May 19: Mikhail Shishkin – Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories (translated by Marian Schwartz, Leo Shtutin, Mariya Bashkatova, and Sylvia Maizell)
June 9: Alisa Ganieva – The Mountain and the Wall (translated by Carol Apollonio)
July 14: Sergio Pitol – The Journey (translated by George Henson)

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