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We Will All Get Out of Here Alive

General Programming

dateNovember 21, 2017 timeTuesday, 7:00pm EST location Dodge Hall, Room 413, Columbia University
  • School of the Arts
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

We Will All Get Out of Here Alive

A Reading and Conversation with David Dephy Gogibedashvili​

In his first appearance in the United States since fleeing persecution in his home country of Georgia, internationally renowned poet/novelist/screenwriter David Dephy Gogibedashvili will read selections from his politically and culturally explosive, anti-authoritarian work. Following the reading, Dephy will discuss the relationship between Russian and Western influences on his country and the role each has played in creating the current tensions in Eurasia with Slavic-language translator Bela Shayevich.

Dephy is the author of ten novels, four screenplays, and 12 collections of verse. His short story Before The End was chosen for inclusion in the anthology Best European Fiction 2012, edited by Aleksandar Hemon. Dephy’s first book-length work in English, the 2014 novel All the World’s Mysteries, is forthcoming in spring 2018 from Mad Hat Books in translation from the Georgian by Adam Smart.

Shayevich is the translator of Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich’s Second-Hand Time. She is a specialist in literature from the former Soviet Union.

  • Speaker David Dephy Gogibedashvili Georgian poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist and painter