SEAN GASPER BYE
Sean Gasper Bye is a translator of Polish, French, and Russian literature. He has translated work by some of Poland’s leading nonfiction writers, including Małgorzata Szejnert, Paweł Smoleński, and Lidia Ostałowska. An excerpt from his translation of History of a Disappearance won the Asymptote Close Approximations Prize in 2016. He lives in New York.
By Filip Springer
Translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Winner of Asymptote Journal’s 2016 Close Approximations Translation Contest and Shortlisted for the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, History of a Disappearance is the fascinating true story of a small mining town in the southwest of Poland that, after seven centuries of history, disappeared.
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061157 • Publication: Apr 4, 2017 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 352 pages • History: Poland / 20th Century Europe • Territory: North America and Open Market • eBook ISBN: 9781632061164
Photojournalist and author of History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town, is just back in Poland after a lightning two-week tour of the United States, and he managed to take some photos between all his events. We at Restless are grateful to have met this multitalented man and, after reading his incisive reportage about a Polish town, to see our own urban landscapes through his finely tuned eyes. Check out the remarkable shots he took on tour.