The Open Arts Foundation and Jakob Racek, present in Plovdiv Steve Z. Barowski (USA) with horror novel THE SEVEN HILLS OF PLOVDIV
The popular American horror writer Steve Z. Barowski will arrive in Plovdiv for two book readings, which are part of an international tour promoting his latest novel The Seven Hills of Plovdiv. The readings will take place between 19:00 – 01:00 at 15 Otets Paisiy St. (Parking Lot) on 24 and 25 September (Friday and Saturday) during the Night of Museums and Galleries.
Steve Z. Barowski (b. 1967) is one of the best known American horror writers. His novels, which critics have called “works of supernatural horror”, are among the best in the genre. Despite his popularity in the United States, Barowski is little known in Europe and Bulgaria. He is the author of the acclaimed The Mountainmen and The Life and Death of Arthur Shackleton.
Barowski’s latest book – the horror novel The Seven Hills of Plovdiv – is a dark and mysterious story about “Plovdiv’s six existing hills and the one that disappeared”. The book, which weaves science fiction and horror elements with social themes, is already a bestseller in the United States and is in the process of being translated into Bulgarian.
The author, who is aerophobic, has traveled from the United States to Europe by boat and is expected to arrive in Plovdiv from Germany, in his favorite vintage car.
Apart from the plot of his latest novel, Barowski is also related to Bulgaria through some of his ancestors, whose history he has plans to research while in Plovdiv.
The Bulgarian leg of Barowski’s tour is organized by the Open Arts Foundation, with the assistance of Jakob Racek and the mediation of Club Real.
Club Real (Berlin / Vienna) is an art group founded by Marianne Ramsey-Sonneck, Thomas Hauck and Georg Reinhardt. The group’s interests are in multi-disciplinary, interactive, site-specific work.
/ presented by
OPEN ARTS FOUNDATION
/ with the assistance of
JAKOB RACEK AND THE MEDIATION OF CLUB REAL
/ supported by
AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION
KULTURA NATIONAL FUND
INTERVIEW WITH STEVE Z. BAROWSKI
/ photo album