Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)
Robert Perisic in conversation with writer & Black Balloon Publishing managing director Buzz Poole.
“Robert Perisic is a light bright with intelligence and twinkling with irony, flashing us the news that postwar Croatia not only endures but matters.” —Jonathan Franzen
In his home country of Croatia, Robert Perisic is a bestselling novelist, critic, journalist, and poet. He is oft-proclaimed as an essential voice of his generation, and his work came to prominence during the 1990s when he began writing with a clear anti-war sentiment. The novel Our Man in Iraq, available this April from Black Balloon Publishing, is the first of Robert’s works to be translated into English. Named one of The Millions “Most Anticipated Books of 2013,” Our Man in Iraq features Perisic’s characteristic humor and insight, and examines the heart of lives made and remade by war.