Tag Archives: Slovak writers

The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature

I have spoken up before about the absence of Slovak literature translated into English. Ask for it in Bratislava’s English language bookstores and you get strange looks or apologetic shrugs – almost as if, with such a readily available abundance … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Slovak Books/Literature | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Štúr

I like cafes. And perhaps part of the reason I like them, over, let’s say, restaurants, is because I like sitting in them with a coffee and a laptop, eking away hours stealing subtle glances at newcomers to see if … Continue reading

Posted in BRATISLAVA & AROUND, Food & Drink - Cafes, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Embers

Somewhere, in an unspecified location in the wild Carpathians, an ageing General and his long-estranged friend Konrad are preparing for one final dinner together. It’s been 41 years since they last met up like this, and – one feels – … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Slovak Books/Literature, Slovakia (General), Slovakia in the Media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jeden Svet (One World)

The Jeden Svet international documentary film festival kicked off last night  in my favourite Bratislava cinema, Kino Lumière, and I went along to the opening, which was presented by famous Slovak writer Michal Hvorecký. However, as it was already full … Continue reading

Posted in BRATISLAVA & AROUND, Culture, Festivals, Slovak Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment