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Karina Magdalena Szczurek

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About Karina Magdalena Szczurek

Karina was born in Jelenia Góra, Poland, and lived in Austria, the United States and Wales, before finding a home in South Africa. Her doctoral thesis was published as Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa (2008). She is the editor of Touch: Stories of Contact (2009), Encounters with André Brink (2010), and Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink (with Willie Burger, 2013). Her play for young adults A Change of Mind won the MML Literature Award in the Category English Drama in 2012. She also writes short stories, book reviews, essays, and poetry. She lives in Cape Town with her husband, André Brink, and their three cats: Glinka, Salieri and Mozart. Invisible Others is her first novel.

 

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    October 15th, 2008 @14:22 #
     
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    The Children's Hours looks amazing. I have a soft spot for books about children and this one is officially on my wishlist. Any hint as to when its going to be launched?

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  • <a href="http://sveneick.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sven</a>
    Sven
    October 15th, 2008 @15:06 #
     
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    Speaking as someone who has been forced to go through life with an unfamiliar coupling of consonants at the beginning of my name, I'm curious to know how someone with four consonants at the beginning of their surname survives encounters with call centers. (My tactic is to make myself known to the likes of MWEB, Standard Bank, Multichoice and my insurer as 'Bob' - I have been asked to spell this.)

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  • <a href="http://karinamagdalenaszczurek.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Karina</a>
    Karina
    October 15th, 2008 @15:24 #
     
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    Sally, I was told that The Children's Hours is going to be available in South Africa from 1 November. I will keep you updated.
    Sven, my name has been misspelled more often than I can tell, but people always remember me because of it. They usually don't know how to spell it (they never believe me when I do, giving up when I come to the second 'z'), but they remember 'the one with that weird name'.
    The word 'szczurek' means 'little rat' in Polish. That's why my cats adore me :)

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  • <a href="http://karinamagdalenaszczurek.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Karina</a>
    Karina
    October 15th, 2008 @19:34 #
     
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    Sally, I have just been to the Book Lounge here in Cape Town: they already have a copy of The Children's Hours (R260). Enjoy!

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    October 16th, 2008 @08:28 #
     
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    yay! Thanks Karina. If I do manage to get my paws on it before anyone else I'll be sure to bring it to the launch for you to sign.

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  • toja
    toja
    December 17th, 2008 @02:41 #
     
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    Karisiu, a jaka jest szansa na egzemplarz z dedykacja?

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