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LOUIS ARMAND‘s fictional works include The Garden (Salt, 2001), Menudo (Antigen, 2005) and Clair Obscur (Equus, 2011). His novel Breakfast at Midnight was shortlisted for 3:AM’s Novel of the  Year Award 2012.

GEORGES BATAILLE (1897-1962) was a French writer whose multifaceted work is linked to the domains of literature, anthropology, philosophy, economy, sociology and history of art. Louis XXX presents a selection of Bataille’s previously untranslated writings.

DANIELA CASCELLA lives in London. She is the author of F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound (Zer0 Books, 2015) and En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zer0 Books, 2012). She edits Untranslated at Minor Literature[s].

THOR GARCIA was born in Long Beach, California, and has lived in Prague since the mid-1990s. His other books include the collection of short stories Tund (Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2011). His novel News Clown was a finalist in the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award.

STUART KENDALL‘s books include Georges Bataille (Reaktion Books, 2007), The Ends of Art and Design (Infrathin, 2011), and eight book-length translations, including books by Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Éluard, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, and René Char. In 2012, Contra Mundum published his Gilgamesh.

RICHARD MAKIN is the author of Dwelling (2011; Reality Street) & Work (2009; Great Works). Mourning (2015) represents the third part of this trilogy. He lives in St Leonards on the south coast of England.

KEN NASH is the founder of the Alchemy reading & performance series in Prague. His short fiction has appeared in The Prague Revue, Bordercrossing-Berlin and X-24.

DAMIEN OBER is a writer and filmmaker. His fiction has appeared in VLAK, Confrontation, The Washington Post. He is the creator of the cross-platform films, Shadow 08 and In the Renaissance.

LOU ROWAN’s books include Love’s (poetry, 2016); The Alphabet of Love Serial (stories, 2015);  Sweet Potatoes (stories, 2008); and My Last Days, Superman’s autobiography (2007). Since 2002, he has been editor of Golden Handcuffs Review.

PHIL SHOENFELT‘s autobiographical novel Junkie Love was published by Twisted Spoon Press in Prague in 2001 & was described by Nick Cave as “a nice nasty read.” Equus will publish his three-part memoir of 80s New York, Stripped.

PHILIPPE SOLLERS‘s writings in English translation include A Strange Solitude, The Park, Event, and Women. He was the editor of the influential journal Tel Quel, and since 1982, of l’Infini

HOLLY TAVEL lives in New York. Her work has appeared in VLAK magazine, Brooklyn Rail, and The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Scene 1990-2010.

DAVID VICHNAR is the author of Subtexts (2015) & Joyce Against Theory (Litteraria Pragensia, 2010). He is a co-editor of VLAK: Contemporary Poetics & the Arts.

MELCHIOR VISCHER (1895-1975) was born in Teplitz-Schönau (modern Teplice), & in the early 1920s belonged to the same Prague-German cultural mileu as Franz Kafka, Franz Werfel & Max Brod. Vischer died in Berlin, in complete obscurity.

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