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Ag Apolloni: Luminescent Hopes

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: May 11, 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

In his work Kosovo native Ag Apolloni responds to the burning issue of the social and political impotence of the Balkans today, the breakdown of the education system, growing religious extremism and historical myth-making. He achieves all this with aplomb in his novels, poetry and plays.

He is by nature a bit of a punk, a bit of a lone wolf, but first and foremost a writer and academic who keeps to the background of tragic events, which he records accompanied by the tones of Eric Clapton’s guitar. A journalist, editor, editor-in-chief, university professor and above all a storyteller who is not afraid to stick his nose into things, Apollini will intersperse his stories with selected passages from his novel The Howl of the Wolf (published in a Czech translation by Albatros in 2019) and his new documentary novel with the working title Luminescent Hopes, which is set for translation.

Hosted by Orkida Backus Borshi, linguist and Albanian Studies expert, who translated The Howl of the Wolf into Czech.


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