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QUEENLESS

BY MIRA MARCINÓW

TRANSLATED BY MAGGIE ZEBRACKA

POLITYKA PASSPORT PRIZE 2020


Republic of Consciousness Prize Reading Club Pick for August

 

Pre-Launch Event at Islington Central Library, March 16th.

Shortlisted for the Conrad Prize 2020
Shortlisted for the Nike Literary Award 2020
Shortlisted for the O!Lśnienia Award 2020
Shortlisted for the Empik Discovery Award 2020

 

"I read it in one sitting." Colin Field

 

"I began and finished this novel in one day and I truly believe it is
one of the most beautiful and moving books I’ve ever read."

                                                                                                        Rosa Rogers

 

In post-Soviet Poland, a young woman tries to fill the space left by
her eccentric mother while struggling to fit in modern life.
Playing with form and content, Queenless is a fierceless story about the desire to live; about great, crazy and greedy love between a mother and a daughter.

 

Marcinów finds her own language to describe loss
and extreme intimacy: trance-like, strong, witty, yet
trembling, cruelly honest, full of tenderness and longing.

 

Mira Marcinów Mira Marcinów (Szczecinek, 1985) is a writer andassistant professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. For her academicwork on psychology, she was shortlisted for the Polityka Science Award (2019) andwon the Prime Minister's Award (2015). Queenless is her fiction debut. It won the2020 Polityka Passport Prize and was shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the2021 Nike Literary Award.

 

Maggie Zebracka is a writer and translator from Chicago. A recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts translation grant, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow.

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIEW (PAGES 1-4)

QUEENLESS

BY MIRA MARCINÓW

TRANSLATED BY MAGGIE ZEBRACKA

12.95

£

256pp

PAPERBACK

30/07/2024

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