Mikhail Iossel: Love Like Water, Love Like Fire. Book Launch.

Mikhail Iossel: Love Like Water, Love Like Fire. Book Launch.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Globus Books is excited to invite you to the launch of Mikhail Iossel's new book, "Love Like Water, Love Like Fire" (Bellevue Literary Press, 2021).
Unsparing and poignant, Mikhail Iossel’s twenty stories of Soviet childhood and adulthood, dissidence and subsequent immigration, are filled with wit and humor even as they describe the daily absurdities of a fickle and often perilous reality.

 Mikhail Iossel, the Leningrad/St. Petersburg-born author of the book of prose Notes From Cyberground: Trumpland And My Old Soviet Feeling (New Europe Books, 2018), story collections Every Hunter Wants to Know (W. W. Norton) and Love Like Water, Love Like Fire (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press on May 4. 2021), and co-editor of the anthologies Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States (Dalkey Archive, 2004) and Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House, 2010), is a professor of English/Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal and the founding director of the Summer Literary Seminars international program (1998--2019) which operated on three continents (Russia, Kenya, Lithuania, Georgia, Montreal). Back in the former Soviet Union, he belonged to the organization of samizdat writers, Club-81, and published his prose and translations in a variety of journals. Among his awards are the Guggenheim, NEA, and Stegner Fellowships. His stories and other prose, in English and in translation to several languages, have appeared in NewYorker.com, Guernica, Literarian, AGNI, North American Review Threepenny Review, Inertia, Boulevard, Witness, Ecotone, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere.

This event is in English and will be held on Zoom on May 10, 2021, at 3 pm PST (SF), 6 pm EST (NY).
There will be a limited number of seats; please contact Globus Books via FB messenger to register.
We will also be live streaming the event on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobusBooksSF/videos) and later will share the edited version of the program.