So, for some time now I’ve been working on a translation of Jan van Mersbergen’s wonderful book Morgen zijn we in Pamplona, which will be published in the UK by Peirene Press. What started as a few words typed on a computer screen is soon going to be a beautifully printed book. I’m tidying up the loose ends now and will be handing over the file to Peirene very soon. The sight of the cover on the Peirene Press website is spurring me on!
Here’s what people have said about the book:
A story about anger, aggression and the desire for intimacy by a rising star of modern Dutch literature.
A professional boxer and a family man meet by chance on a journey to the Pamplona Bull Run. The boxer is fleeing an unhappy love. The father hopes to escape his dull routine. Both know that, eventually, they will have to return to the place each calls “home”.
“An intense reading experience…Van Mersbergen tells what needs to be told and not a word more.” De Morgen
“A road movie in book form … one of the best books I’ve read this year.” Radio Bremen