The Distance

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Archipelago Books
Publish Date
Pages
210
Dimensions
5.7 X 6.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781939810762

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About the Author

Ivan Vladislavic is a novelist, essayist, and editor. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys, and Double Negative. Among his recent publications are Flashback Hotel, a compendium of early stories, and The Loss Library. His work has won several prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and the Alon Paton Award for non-fiction. In 2015, He was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction.

Reviews

Ivan Vladislavic occupies a place all of his own in the South African literary landscape: a versatile stylist and formal innovator whose work is nevertheless firmly rooted in contemporary urban life. - JM Coetzee

Ivan's sentences are like no one else's; how does he manage to do it? They rise in the air like balloons and never seem to come down. One reads them looking up. - Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

One of South Africa's most finely tuned observers. - Ted Hodgkinson, Times Literary Supplement

The writing has a quality of unpredicitability, a wildness that seeps through the fabric of Vladislavic's peerless linguistic control. Ivan Vladislavic is one of the most significant writers working in English today. Everyone should read him.
-Katie Kitamura, BOMB