Contemporary European Literature.
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I disappeared for days so I wouldn't have to feed my child. My milk was bitter: the milk of incomprehension, of extinction. Peirene No. 25 Soviet Milk

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    Our Kickstarter campaign for Peirene Now! No. 3, Shatila Stories has been successfully funded with 327 backers pledging £13,350. Thank you from the Peirene team and the authors of Shatila Stories to help bring this amazing book into the world. This is truly a collaborative work of art – by the nine writers and by you – and a credit to our human ability to pool our imaginations and resources and produce something beautiful and inspiring.

  • Peirene 2018 Spring Salon with Nora Ikstena

    Peirene’s 2018 Spring Salon will star Latvian writer Nora Ikstena, author of Peirene No. 25, Soviet Milk – the literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm.

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