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Retro Event with Central Books in Chadwell Heath, Dagenham RM8 1RX on 5 April at 6.30

On the 5th April 2023 at 6.30 Dedalus begins its celebration of forty years of publishing with an event at the premises of our distributor Central Books, 50 Freshwater Road, Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, RM8 1RX to mark the publication of the first 2 Dedalus Retro titles, Cry Baby by Ros Franey and Mr Narrator by Pat Gray.

The event is at Central Books as we want to say thank you for their part in our journey distributing our books for the last thiry-three years and also Dagenham area is somewhere we have yet to have an event and in this special year we want to be out and about in lots of different places.

There will be wine, soft drinks and food and all are welcome just email to book your places and help us celebrate forty years of publishing and 33 years of being distributed by Central Books.

The best way to get to Central Books by public transport is to take the ELIZABETH LINE to CHADWELL HEATH STATION, then it is about a ten-minute walk due east along Freshwater Road, RM8 1RX. No 50 has a blue frontage and is hard to miss and is opposite N&C Builders which also has a blue frontage.

There is ample parking for anyone driving and the car park is in front of the building.

Balkan London Event on 19 April 18.30

Dedalus & Istros come together for a joint celebration of short story writing from the Balkans, in two new collections published this spring on Wednesday 19th April 18.30 at The Grove Bar & Restaurant, Hammersmith, London, W6 0NQ
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Join proud publishers, translators and authors in a literary evening to celebrate the publication of two new anthologies focused on writing from the region. There will be readings from the books from author Olja Knezevic and translators Will Firth and Olivia Hellewell and we shall toast the voyages of these wonderful collections out into the reading world!

Take Six: Six Balkan Women Writers is a volume that brings together six unique female voices: Magdalena Blazevic, Tatjana Gromaca, Vesna Peric, Natali Spasova, Sonja Zivaljevic and Ana Svetel from six countries that were part of Yugoslavia until the early 1990s.Elements of a common history shine through in this smorgasbord of classic short stories, travel writing, diarylike accounts and stand-alone chapters from a hard-hitting novel. Despite the intervening wars and crises, the six republics of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia are 'reunited' - albeit briefly - in this collection.

Balkan Bombshells is a collection to whet the appetite of anyone wishing to learn more about a region rich in history, folklore and stories. Telling it like a woman does not mean literature for women only: it provides an insight into half of humanity, a window onto the lives of citizens who work, love and develop their inner lives. Balkan Bombshells brings together established Serbian and Montenegrin writers like the social activist Svetlana Slapsak, Jelena Lengold (winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2013), Dana Todorovic (The Tragic Fate of Moritz Toth, Istros 2016) and Olja Knezevic (Catherine the Great and the Small, Istros 2020), together with a select group of up-coming writers