Literature Program
 


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

UB English Department & Hallwalls present

Mikhail Shishkin

Exhibit X Fiction

Mikhail Shishkin is the author of five novels and his fiction has been translated into twenty-five languages. In addition to winning Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (2005), he has won the Russian Booker Prize (2000). Following its publication in Russia in 2005, his novel Maidenhair was awarded both the National Bestseller Prize and the Big Book Prize, and in 2001, the Preis des Hauses der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. His latest novel, Letter-Book, won the Russian Big Book Prize in 2011. Shishkin has worked as a schoolteacher and a journalist. In 1995, he moved to Switzerland, where he worked as a Russian and German translator for asylum seekers. He now splits his time between Moscow and Zurich.

 
 
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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings


Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.