London launch of 'Flights' by Olga Tokarczuk
May 2017: This was the London launch of Olga Tokarczuk's novel 'Flights' translated by Jennifer Croft and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions. The venue was the Calvert 22 Foundation in Shoreditch. It was an important event for me, as it brought together three important periods of my life: five years living in Warsaw in the early 1990s, my current life in the UK, and my formative years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, first as a teenager and then as a young adult. It's not often I end up in the same room with a peripatetic fellow Tulsan like Jennifer Croft and a renowned Polish author. Their interlocutor was James Henry Woodall. I brought my sketchbook just in case. UPDATE: 'Flights' won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize 2018 for quality fiction in translation -- congratulations Olga and Jennifer!
Pen and ink in A6 sketchbook