*ONLINE* An evening with Jennifer Croft

Do you get excited by the mysteries and politics of translation? Do you like exploring the space between languages where hidden meanings and multiple truths lie? Are you a fan of novels with a good dose of sharp humour?

This is the event for you!

Lighthouse Bookshop are over the moon to be able to host a virtual event celebrating the arrival of The Extinction of Irena Rey, the new novel by wielder of many linguistic tools Jennifer Croft. If you're a fan of fiction translated from Polish or Argentine Spanish into English, no doubt that Jennifer's name will already be familiar as the translator of such authors as Federico Falco and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk.

The Extinction of Irena Rey is Jennifer's debut novel and it's a perfectly irresistibe concoction of attention-grabbing mystery novel (set in a deep Polish forest) and keen exploration of language, the more-than-human and power.

Join its author as she chats to translator and host of Lighthouse Bookshop's Women in Translation book club, Annie Rutherford about this stunningly original story.

For tickets and more information, visit the event website here.

The Extinction of Irena Rey

From the International Booker Prize–winning translator and Women’s Prize finalist, a propulsive, beguiling novel about eight translators and their search for a world-renowned author who goes missing.

Eight translators arrive at a house in a forest on the border of Belarus. It belongs to the writer Irena Rey, and they are there to translate her magnum opus, Grey Eminence. But within days of their arrival, Irena disappears without a trace.

The translators, who hail from eight different countries but share the same reverence for their beloved author, begin to investigate where she may have gone while…

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