Absinthe 20 is a special issue focused on the literature and art of Bosnia and features fiction by Miljenko Jergović, Semezdin Mehmedinović, Muharem Bazdulj, Karim Zaimović, Melina Kamerić, Nenad Veličković, Faruk Šehić, Ismet Prcic, Alma Lazarevska, Igor Štiks, Ajla Terzić, and Saša Stanišić, with an essay on the filmmaker Aida Begić, a review of Aleksandar Hemon’s Book of My Lives, and art by Aldin Popaja. SOLD OUT!
Absinthe 19 is a special issue focused on the literature and art of Turkey and features great poetry and prose by Ece Temelkuran, Gülten Akın, Gökçenur Ç., Seyhan Erozçelık, Sami Baydar, Güven Turan, Oğuz Atay, Bilge Karasu, Murathan Mungan, Mine Söğüt, Şebnem İşigüzel, Mehmet Yashin, Ahmet Büke, and Mustafa Ziyalan. In addition to our book, film, and music recommendations, the issue includes cover art and a portfolio by artist Gözde İlkin. SOLD OUT!
Absinthe #18 features a short play by Vlad Zografi, and poetry & prose by Marie-Claire Bancquart, Nichita Stanescu, Pia Tafdrup, Sladjan Lipovec, Marco Candida, Kristina Lugn, Hernan Migoya, Marko Pogacar, Iulian Ciocan, Jose Corredor-Matheos, Kamil Bouska, Jiri Brynda, and a brief intro to Galician literature featuring Xabier Cordal, Anton Lopo, Anxo Rei Ballesteros, and Manuel Rivas. In addition, we have communiqué’s from Copenhagen, Prague, Rome, and Helsinki, along with cover art and a portfolio by Cyril Kuhn.
Absinthe #17 features the Bulgarian writers Georgi Gospodinov, Milen Ruskov, Emilia Dvoryanova, Vladislav Todorov, Krassimir Damianov, Kristin Dimitrova, Virginia Zaharieva, Vladimir Zarev, Yanitza Radeva, Ivan Dimitrov, Theodora Dimova, Zdravka Evtimova, Dimiter Kenarov, Maria Doneva, Niki Boikov, Stefan Ivanov, along with an 8-page portfolio of art by Stela Vasileva and Pravdoliub Ivanov, an essay on translation by Hristina Keranova, and reviews of recent Bulgarian films and books.
Absinthe #16 features great poetry and prose from Abdelkader Benali, Gastao Cruz, Hans Durrer, Niels Hav, Line-Maria Lang, Katya Metelitsa, Gonca Ozmen, Chris Tysh, Michael Stein, and Jesper Wung-Sung, along with our book & music recommendations. In addition,art by Pedro Matos appears on the cover and in an 8-page portfolio.
Absinthe #15 has been published and includes work by Birgitta Stenberg, Jan Sonnergaard, Menno Wigman, Muharem Bazdulj, Pedja Kojovic, Pierre Peuchmaurd, Simon Fruelund, and Tabish Khair; book, film & music recommendations, and reports from Copenhagen, Helsinki, Rome, Bucharest, and Prague. In addition, drawings by Chloe Piene appear on the cover and in an 8-page portfolio.
Absinthe #14 features work by Mateiu Caragiale, Anca Cristofovici, Robert Gal, Wieslaw Mysliwski and Norberto Luis Romero, with poetry by Rita Dahl,an interview with filmmaker Dmitry Trakovsky, book reviews and film & music recommendations, and reports from Copenhagen and Prague. In addition, photographs by Giacomo Brunelli appear on the cover and in an 8-page portfolio.
Absinthe #13 features work by eleven acclaimed Romanian authors: Dumitru Ţepeneag, Adriana Bittel, Bogdan Suceavă, Mircea Cărtărescu, Gheorghe Crăciun, Dan Lungu, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Ştefan Bănulescu, Nora Iuga, Stelian Tănase, and Ştefan Agopian. In addition, art by Mircea Suciu appears on the cover and in an 8-page portfolio.
Absinthe #12 includes work by Danilo Kiš, Stefano Benni, Dan Turèll, Linor Goralik, Vasyl Makhno, Dan Sociu, Rose Alice Branco, Andrey Gritsman, Jesús Fernandez Palacios, a book review by Patti M. Marxsen and a portfolio by Swedish artist Mia Makila.
Absinthe #11 features Liliana Ursu, Roland Jaccard, Peters Bruveris, Aldona Gustas, Susanne Jorn, Ulf Peter Hallberg, Mariana Dan, Dimitris Leontzakos, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Serge Pey, Hella S. Haasse, Leo Pleysier, Boris Pintar, Jürgen Becker, and Dy Plambeck, with a portfolio by artists Roger Herman and Hubert Schmalix, communiqués from Copenhagen and Rome by Thomas E. Kennedy and Stefania Rega, and book reviews by John Taylor.
Absinthe #10 features E.C. Belli, Andrzej Bursa, Djura, Tsvetanka Elenkova, Jörg Fauser, Almudena Grandes, Orhan Kemal, Thomas E. Kennedy, Birhan Keskin, Vyacheslav Kupriyanov, Krystyna Lenkowska, Murathan Mungan, Billy O’Callaghan, Daniele Pantano, Jacek Podsiadło, Daniel Tobin, and reviews by John Taylor and Anne Magnan-Park.
Absinthe #9 features great work from Jens Blendstrup, Boris Schreiber, José Jiménez Lozano, Josip Novakovich, V. Pyetsukh, Nuno Júdice, Carlos Marzal, Wilhelm Genazino, Mathilde Walter Clark, Helle Helle, Amanda Aizpuriete, Henning Koch, Danila Davydov, Geneviève Huttin, Paola Masino, Carlo Betocchi, Stasė Lygutaitė Bucevičienė, interview with Giulio Leoni, art by Alexander Egger, reviews by John Taylor, and cover art by Vladimir Zimakov.
Absinthe #8 features Julia Franck, Grahame Davies, Bogdan Suceavă, Franz Hohler, Moikom Zeqo, Eugenijus Ališanka, Jean-Pierre Rosnay, Novica Tadic, Manuel Rivas, Aleš Mustar, Nikos Fokas, Dimitris Lyacos, Branko Acimovic, and Gwyn Thomas, with art by Kirsten Pieroth, Clemens von Wedemeyer, and Markus Schinwald.
Absinthe #7 features Mikhail Aizenberg, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Tsvetanka Elenkova, Jacques Réda, Jan Sonnergaard, Serhiy Zhadan, Claudio Magris, Jozef Baran, Mercedes Cebrián, Jai Clare, Anna-Nina Kovalenko, Vasyl Makhno, Julia Otxoa,Géza Szöcs, Mario Wirz, and Grzegorz Wróblewski.
Absinthe #6 features Pavel Brycz, Keller + Kuhn, Ewa Lipska, Titos Patrikios, Ellen Visson, Gernot Wolfram, Ferenc Barnás, Giancarlo Pastore, Thomas Rosenlöcher, Serdar Turkeli, Luminita Mihai Cioabă, Ramon Gomez de la Serna, Owen Egerton, Mordechai Geldman, Annette Pehnt, and Dag T. Straumsvag.
Absinthe #5 features Michel Faїs, Florin Ion Firimita, Stefan Mihalev Furnadzhiev, Bettina Galvagni, Georgi Gospodinov, Marcin Jagodziński, Kostas Karyotakis, Niklas Rådström, Norberto Luis Romero, Hélène Sanguinetti, Monica Sarsini, Sasha Skenderija, and Boris Slutsky. Find a review of issue #5 here.
Absinthe #3 features Lazar Dzamic, Jerzy Ficowski, Irfan Horozovic, Liv Lundberg, André Portal, Raymond Queneau, Fiona Sampson, Nachoem Wijnberg, Janusz Szuber, Ludmila Ulitskaya, Ulrike Draesner, and Liliana Ursu. SOLD OUT!
Absinthe #2 features Christa Wolf, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Cristina Cîrstea, Angel Crespo, José Manuel, del Pino, Mehmet Murat ildan, Sándor Kányádi, Juan José Millás, Yuri Andrukovych, Sakis Serefas, Penelope Toomey, and Laurynas Katkus.
Absinthe #1 features Emilian Galaicu-Paun, Saviana Stanescu, Pèter Zilahy Dieter Gräf, Tomas Mikael Bäck, Andrej Blatnick, Mara Malanova, Gintaras Grajauskas, Zoran Feric, Martin Enckell, Herberto Helder, Mehis Heinsaar, Sophia Nikolaidou, Ryszard Krynicki, Kristien Hemmerechts, and Stefan Hertmans.