See Lidija Dimkovska and A Spare Life in a Bookstore Near You

“A kaleidoscopic, bighearted novel”
— Publishers Weekly


Come see Two Lines Press’s latest author and its biggest book ever! Throughout October, we’re putting TLP author Lidija Dimkovska on an epic, 10-city, coast-to-coast tour for her major, EU Prize–winning novel A Spare Life (beautifully translated by Christina Kramer), which we release next month.

“Bringing to mind Elena Ferrante and Magda Szabó in its social observation and mordant humor” (Katie Kitamura, author of The Longshot and A Separation), A Spare Life is the story of conjoined twin sisters growing up under communism in Yugoslavia. It’s a story of transitions: transitions from communism to capitalism, the disintegration of the Balkans, and the poignant story of two sisters whose bond is repeatedly tried.

Dimkovska is already known in the U.S as an incredibly talented poet (with books from Copper Canyon and Ugly Duckling), and A Spare Life introduces her as a major novelist. Dubravka Ugrešić, reigning queen of Balkan literature, says “Lidija Dimkovska enriches our contemporary museum of literary wonders with her powerful, grotesque, weird details and episodes told within the merry old novelistic tradition.”

Thank you so much to all the incredible partners across the nation that have made this tour possible! See Lidija Dimkovska at these amazing venues:

October 5, 7:00 pm
Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11215
on Facebook

October 7, 7:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
on the Web

October 12, 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore
55 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
on Facebook

October 13, 7:00 pm
Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
on the Web

October 14, 6:00 pm
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
on Facebook

October 15, 1:30 pm
Twin Cities Book Festival
TAXI STAGE, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave. North
St Paul, MN 55108
on the Web

October 18, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Bookstore
1521 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
on the Web

October 19, 7:00 pm
City Lights Booksellers
261 Columbus Ave. at Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
on the Web

October 20, 7:00 pm
Diesel, a Bookstore
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
on Facebook

October 21, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
on the Web

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