CEERES of Voices: Martin Vopenka - "The Fifth Dimension" - Esther Peters

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The CEERES of Voices presents Martin Vopenka in The Fifth Dimension. He will be joined in conversation by Esther Peters.

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About the book: A contemporary classic from the Czech Republic. To support his family, a man submits himself to a solo science experiment in the High Andes. A cosmic adventure story of big ideas and murder. Your business is dead. It seems like a deal – leave your family behind in Prague for a year, isolate yourself in a research station in the Andes, and come home with a fortune. With a treatise on black holes for company, Jakob settles in at altitude. The air is thin. Strangers pass by on dangerous pilgrimage while his young wife and kids take life in his mind. In mountain starkness, the big questions take shape – like what happens to love inside a black hole?

About the author: Martin Vopěnka is a is a Czech writer and publisher who was born in 1963 in Prague, where he still lives with his wife and children. He published his first book in 1989 and established Nakladatelství Práh in 1991. Before beginning his writing and publishing career he took a self-described 5-year detour to study math and physics. Vopěnka covers a wide range of themes and genres in his writing such as thrillers, science fiction, and children's literature.

About the interlocutor:  Esther Peters received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2014. She is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. She is also a lecturer in the Slavic Department at the University of Chicago.

About the series: CEERES, pronounced /ˈsirēz/, is the acronym for the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. Together with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we are delighted to announce the launch of the CEERES of Voices Event Series, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Eurasia, and the Caucasus. The books being discussed are identified in a various ways: through publishers’ contacts with the bookstore or through faculty requests to CEERES to host the author. Although we have collaborated on several activities already this academic year, it is only starting in January 2017 that our collaborations will fall under this new umbrella and be part of a named event series.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637