Here is a link to my most recent audio book review on Shelagh Rogers’s CBC Radio 1 show, The Next Chapter. I have reviewed Marius Kociejowski before, and I thought I’d had enough, but this erudite bookseller with a love for culture has an eye for eccentrics who are more interesting than the mainstream.
My latest novel, Some Unfinished Business (formerly The Unbowed Heart) has been picked up by Cormorant Books for publication in February of 2023. I am very pleased indeed. I have just finished the copy edit.
Some Unfinished Business is a novel based on historical events that tell the story of a rhyming assassin, underground resistance, and precarious love in the Soviet Union of the postwar era.
I also have a comic novel almost ready, loosely based on both Henri Murger’s Tales of the Latin Quarter (also the inspiration for the opera, La Boheme as well as the musical, Rent) and Neringa Jonšaitė’s Neringos Kavinė, but that will have to go on the back burner as I do a rewrite of the novel above first.
A Chinese translation of Woman in Bronze is in the works and I have agreed to write a book-length essay on bi-nationality for a new independent press .
I was in Europe for much of the spring and summer of 2022. I had a few literary readings in Lithuania and in May I toured the translation of Buying on Time in Italy, translated as Tempus Fugit. Here is a link to some of the events.
I have just signed with the wonderful Italian house that did Tempus Fugit, Del Vecchio Editore, in order to have them bring out a translation of Underground in 2023.
And now I’m just back from Lithuania this fall where I signed a contract for both a TV serial and a film based on my last novel, Provisionally Yours. I’ll report details in a littttle while.
And in the meantime, here is a nice Lithuanian language profile of me that just ran on LRT TV. I’m on at about minute 2:20 and you may need to turn on sound.