Publication Date: November 2011
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"The originality of Tulli's writing is not lessened by representing a family tree that includes Michaux, Kafka, Calvino, and Saramago."--W.S. Merwin
In this inventive novel, Magdalena Tulli creates a world that is unreal, yet strangely familiar and utterly convincing. Set in a mythical fourth partition of Poland, "In Red" is full of haunting descriptions of the town and its inhabitants; its power lies in Tulli's evocative, almost hallucinatory use of language.
Magdalena Tulli's novels include "Dreams and Stones," winner of Poland's Koscielski Foundation Award; "Moving Parts," nominated for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and "Flaw," shortlisted for the 2007 NIKE Literary Award. Tulli is also the translator of Marcel Proust and Italo Calvino into Polish.
Bill Johnston is the leading translator of Polish literature in the United States. His translation of Tadeusz Ro ewicz s new poems won the 2008 Found in Translation Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award.