Celia Hawkesworth

Celia Hawkesworth

Celia Hawkesworth has translated The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugrešić, Leica Format by Daša Drndić, and Omer-Pasha Latas by Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić.

Belladonna

Fiction by Daša Drndić

Translated from the Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth

Belladonna: also known as deadly nightshade, devil’s berries, death cherries, beautiful death, devil’s herb, which sounds terrifying and threatening. Belladonna also carried a tamer name, dog’s cherry, and an almost magical one, fairy plant. Andreas Ban, a psychologist who no longer psychologizes, a a writer who no longer writes, lives alone in a coastal town in Croatia. His body is failing him. He sifts through the remnants of his life—his research, books, medical records, photographs—remembering old lovers and friends, the tragedies of WWII, the breakup of Yugoslavia.…
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