Noir Press, along with Spiro Ark and Central Synagogue warmly invite you to the launch of Grigory Kanovich’s award winning novel
‘Shtetl Love Song’
Wednesday 29th November 7:00 pm
at Central Synagogue
The London launch for ‘Shtetl Love Song’ will feature music and readings and a talk by Sergey Kanovich, the author’s son, who runs an award-winning NGO ‘Lost Shtetl’ in Lithuania.
Special guest performance by Lukas Geniušas, silver medallist 2010 Chopin Piano Competition and 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition.
Yiddish songs will be woven into the programme to recreate a flavour of the Lithuanian shtetl.
Shtetl Love Song is Grigory Kanovich’s moving autobiographical novel about growing up in a small Lithuanian town before the Second World War. It is a love song and a requiem to the shtetl and the rich community that lived there; the cobbler, the tailor, the shop-owners and Socialist dreamers, the beggars and braggarts.
Grigory Kanovich is one of Lithuania’s most prominent writers, winner of Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts for 2014. His novels have been translated into more than thirteen languages. In 2018 a play based on Kanovich’s novels, Smile Upon Us Lord will be on at London’s Barbican theatre featuring an all-star Russian cast.
In partnership with Spiro Ark (http://www.spiroark.org)
|Berlin based Aufbau-Verlag brings "Shtetl Romance" to the German speaking readers. Just a year ago same publishing house re-printed "Candles In The Wind"
|Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung being one of the most popular in Germany are sharing an article about 3d edition of trilogy “ Candles in the wind” (http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de/Originalausgaben/Ewiger-Sabbat::646.html). According to the publisher Aufbau-Verlag 90% of the books were sold in less than 3 months from publication.
English translation http://www.gkanovich.com/data/docs/candles.html.
"Balad of the Shtetl" was named as best Lithuanian novel of the year 2013 by Liudas Dovydenas prize committee.
After thirty-five years, the publishing house Die Andere Bibliothek repeats the German edition of one the most popular novels by Kanovich, the trilogy “Candles in the Wind” (translated by Waltraud Ahrndt). The book will launch in March 2014 at the International Book Fair in Leipzig. Among other presenters – Chairman of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union, poet and translator, winner of the Lithuanian National Prize Antanas A. Jonynas.
|Tyto Alba has published a five-volume collection of selected works by Grigory Kanovich. On February 22, at 7 PM sharp, it will be launched at the Vilnius International Book Fair by Dmitry Kanovich, Sergey Kanovich, Petras Bražėnas, Antanas A. Jonynas, and Jolanta Kryževičienė.
|Journalist Jolanta Kryževičienė visited and interviewed the writer in his Tel Aviv home.
You can see the interview here: http://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/50730/naktinis_ekspresas