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“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness

“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler, Stalin and I both an important historical account and a testament to human endurance…A Czech writer who survived the Holocaust, Stalinism and exile gives a compact, … Continue reading

“The Consequences” reviewed by Artillery

The notion that existence is ephemeral, flickering like a light bulb about to burn out, permeates the idea of contemporary culture that the author articulates throughout the novel. Its reach is both broadly horizontal, defining the production of the art world in which Minnie lives and works, and deeply vertical: it touches quotidian life in … Continue reading

“The Ghetto Swinger” included in Lives in Music list

Unusually interesting amidst the plethora of self-serving musician autobiographies. Schumann has a better story to tell ​… survival under the hardest conditions, the value of well-placed friends and the vagaries of fortune as well as the impulse to create. Continue reading

Artist Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers

Don’t miss Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers in Aspen on March 9 from 5:30–6:30pm — “aprés ski”. “Of all the many books that have been published about Iran, none so viscerally conveys the absurdity of the censorship that bears on the nation, or the spirit of rebellion against it as ​The Artist, the Censor, and … Continue reading

“The Consequences” receives insightful review from FULL STOP

“The Consequences is in part about and part of the art world’s commodification of resistance. But it is also about the relationship of an artist to their art, and of the struggles of artists to represent what is absent. […] That The Consequences is populated by many well known artists and illuminated by the description of their artworks is a beautiful treat for the part of the reader that loves learning about art history.” Continue reading

New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I”

“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing journey, a kaleidoscope of images and sounds. If a reader truly hears the haunting words as if they are spoken one can begin to understand … Continue reading

Riot Material features excerpt from The Artist, The Censor and The Nude

Thank you, Riot Material, for hosting this excerpt from The Artist, The Censor and The Nude by Glenn Harcourt about some of the remarkable contemporary artists in Iran whose work is informed by the censorship and/or disappearance of the body in public space.  Continue reading

Multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad on censorship and Iranian Art

Don’t miss our event Sunday Feb 18 with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad, who was recently featured in Kayhan Life for his contributions to the award-winning video game “The Cat and the Coup.” Continue reading

Glenn Harcourt in conversation with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad

Glenn Harcourt in conversation with multi-media artist Kurosh ValaNejad. Join us on Feb 18 from 2-4pm at A.G. Geiger Fine Art Books, Chung King Ct., Los Angeles. Read more…. Continue reading

Hitler, Stalin and I: a “unique” and “emotional read”

“Engrossing, immediate and real. […] I actually read the book in one sitting because I did not feel I could or wanted to stop.” Continue reading

Radio Prague talks to Ivan Margolius about Hitler, Stalin and I

“Heda Margolius Kovály was a well-known writer and translator who survived the Auschwitz extermination camp and whose first husband, Rudolf Margolius, the deputy minister for foreign trade, was found guilty in the notorious Slánský show trial in what is one of the darkest chapters in Czechoslovak history. Kovály’s oral history should be required reading for … Continue reading

The Consequences featured in World Literature Today

The Consequences appears in World Literature Today’s January/February 2018 issue in the Nota Bene section. WLT writes: “In this sharp book of wry commentary, Minnie’s newfound fame and haunting past come together to explore the nuances of intimacy and identity.” Read the full review:

“Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life” on INC.’s List of Books to Read in 2018

“These books will help you understand others–and yourself–to improve your relationships and peace of mind throughout all of 2018.” The full list can be viewed at:

Association of Jewish Libraries reviews “Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life”

“Ably translated, the prose carries the tension of a spy novel. […] Sights and smells of laboratories are vividly rendered, along with the nuances of photoengraving and careful interactions with strangers and colleagues. […] This is a fascinating tribute to a humanitarian and a glimpse at the nuts and bolts of covert operations.” – Hallie … Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives advance praise from The Virginia Gazette

We are pleased to announce advance praise for Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral History, scheduled for publication in January 2018. “In today’s political climate of rising extremist ideologies and nationalist tendencies, a new book, Hitler, Stalin and I, is an oral history that examines persecutions rooted in strong political rhetoric of exclusion. Czech author … Continue reading

Love from The Literary Review for The Consequences

The Literary Review (TLR): “The Consequences is reminiscent of Milan Kundera. Yet where Kundera employs himself as the didactic narrator, Weijers puts existential insights directly into the minds of her characters. The result is a much less controlled narrative, one which leaps from thought to thought without ever venturing an answer, and whose characters emerge as … Continue reading

Editor’s Choice: “Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life” by the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

Eugenia P. Treadwell writes: “This riveting story captures the reader’s imagination, bringing us back in time to Europe, Africa, and South America, including Nazi Germany, and the Algerian War of Independence. These harrowing moments of history are recreated through interviews with Mr. Kaminsky himself, offering rare insight from a forger’s perspective and how one person … Continue reading

Ivan Margolius wins annual prize from British Czech and Slovak Association

Congratulations to author and architectural scholar Ivan Margolius for winning the annual writing prize through the British Czech and Slovak Association for his article about architects Karel Honzik and FRS Yorke. His forthcoming translation Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral History, is now available for pre-order. It’s also worth noting that Ivan received the Second … Continue reading

The Consequences receives nomination and review by National Book Critics Circle

“Minnie Panis is a Dutch artist of growing international reputation. One day, she opens Vogue and finds nearly nude photographs of herself featured in a fashion spread. She did not agree to pose for these pictures, and yet she instantly knows where they came from: a photographer she’d been sleeping with had betrayed her and … Continue reading

The Consequences reviewed by Riot Material Magazine

“Weijers masterfully slips back and forth between the (temporal) present and various pasts in Minnie’s life, elaborating on her disappearances and her sadness​. … Weijers’ literary inspiration comes from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, but she leaves Beckett’s futility behind to deliver a deeply compelling search for meaning that at times turns on the slightest connections—like the fleeting … Continue reading

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