Fum D'Estampa Press launch


Sat Jan 29 2022 at 07:00 pm


Bookhaus | Bristol, EN

Fum D'Estampa Press launch
Brought to fruition in 2019, Fum d’Estampa Press brings award-winning Catalan language poetry, fiction and essays to English translation. We work with some of the most exciting and well-known translators to bring English-language readers the very best in European translated literature in books that are beautiful to both read and hold.
Bookhaus are hosting an event in partnership with the Catalan section of the Hispanic Studies Department of the University of Bristol, with writers and editors of Fum D'Estampa Press.
Translator Tiago Miller (he/him) will be there to discuss his translation of Montserrat Roig’s, The Song of Youth:
In The Song of Youth, Montserrat Roig boldly presents eight remarkable stories that use language as a weapon against political and social “dismemory”. Her powerful and striking prose allows the important stories of those silenced by the brutal Franco regime to, at last, come to the fore. The Song of Youth is undoubtedly feminist and deeply critical but, as always, Roig’s lyrical writing gives shape, depth, and significance to the human experience.
'Montserrat Roig, before her untimely death, was a shining light of Catalan literature. The stories in ‘The Song of Youth’ show her at her most urgent, energetic and inventive. While most of the stories are clearly set in the Catalonia of the 1970s and 1980s, they also have the quality of timeless fable.’ — Colm Tóibín
And both author, Bel Olid (they/them), and translator Laura McGloughlin (she/her) will join to discuss Wilder Winds:
A girl waiting for her mother to die, a visitor to a refugee camp, another witnessing a birth in a war-torn village, an elderly woman facing up to government troops… these are just a few of the brutal, yet beautifully written moments and stories from Bel Olid’s sensational collection of stories, Wilder Winds. In Wilder Winds, writer and translator Bel Olid presents a stunning collection of short stories that draw on notions of individual freedom, abuses of power, ingrained social violence, life on the outskirts of society, and inevitable differences. Alongside these they place small acts of kindness capable of changing the world and making it a better place. Like a flower that stubbornly grows and blooms in the cracks of the pavement. Olid’s work seeks out beauty without renouncing truth, and never avoids conflict or intimacy. Wilder Winds creates scenes and fragile, yet hardy characters that will stay with the reader for years to come.
‘Beneath their calm surface, Bel Olid’s lucid tales seethe with potential violence; moments of quiet charm alternate, in Laura McGloughlin’s deft translation, with glimpses of the dangerous precariousness of women’s lives.’ —Shaun Whiteside

Where is it happening?

Bookhaus, Unit 4 Rope Walk, Hope Quay, BS1 6ZJ Bristol, UK, Bristol, United Kingdom

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