Litvak Fiction – Jewish fiction from Lithuania

Launch party for Grigory Kanovich’s ‘Davilspel’ at Five Leaves book shop, Nottingham.

Tuesday 12th March at 7pm

Tomas Venclova called Grigory Kanovich, ‘the last link in the chain of Litvak fiction’. But what is Litvak fiction? And who is Tomas Venclova? The talk will be a brief survey of the eclectic treasure chest that characterises Jewish fiction from Lithuania – from one of the first novels written in Hebrew, to the twentieth century classics written in French, Yiddish, Russian and Lithuanian. And has Litvak fiction really hung up its boots and gone into retirement?