We Will All Get Out of Here Alive | Fall 2017

November 21, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 pm


A Reading and Conversation with David Dephy


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 read selections from his politically and culturally explosive, anti-authoritarian work. Following the reading, Dephy discussed 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 Press 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.


This event was co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: 413 Dodge Hall