Conversation with Nafkote Tamirat and Vanessa Onwemezi

American Library in Paris

Published: Mar 2024
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Media: video

Considered a front-runner for a Nobel Prize in literature, Lyacos is known for the drifting, dreamlike quality of his work. Across his considerable oeuvre, he turns a post-modern eye upon time-honored themes and motifs, including the demarcation between body and spirit, and the tensions between life and death. With blistering language and hallucinatory settings, Lyacos creates worlds that sometimes verge upon the dystopian. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, making Lyacos among the most-translated contemporary Greek writers. [...]

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