Archive > The Black Box by Alek Popov – Book Launch: 13 April 2015

‘Gogol is risen – in Bulgaria! Wonderful and effortless humour’  Josip Novakovich.

A brilliant book’Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

black_box_lightenedhi-resJoin Alek Popov and the Peter Owen team for the launch of his latest book The Black Box.

Date: Monday 13 April, 2015 at 6.30 pm

Venue: Daunt Books Chelsea, 158-164 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PR

For further information, or if you plan to attend, RSVP our Sales and Marketing director Nick Kent by emailing

About the book:

In 1990 two Bulgarian brothers, Ned and Angel, receive an unusual package from the USA: a black plastic box containing the ashes of their late father, a professor allowed out of communist Bulgaria to teach in the USA during the 1980s.

However, the brothers are left with a nagging sense that something is not quite right. Since neither of them has seen the body they begin to doubt if he is he really dead. But if the death had been faked, why? Fifteen years later, as the brothers forge new and very different lives in their new home in New York, some answers begin to emerge . . .

A darkly comic tale of disillusionment, The Black Box explores the nature and logic of our Western neo-liberal capitalist system and how so many of us are all driven to acts of greed, imprudence and recklessness in the pursuit of money and wealth.

Preorder a copy of this brilliant satire from AmazonUK by clicking here.


ALEK POPOV is the prize-winning author of widely translated collections of short stories. His first novel Mission London was made into a film in 2010 and has been published in fifteen languages. Alek was elected as a member of Bulgarian Academy of Science in the field of Arts. He serves on the board of Bulgarian PEN Centre and he is on the editorial team of Granta-Bulgaria magazine.

The Black Box is . . .
• The latest novel from one of Europe’s most exciting emerging writers.
• Alek Popov’s second novel in English his previous, Mission London, is also available, and the film version broke box-office records in Bulgaria.
• At the top of the agenda when Alek Popov comes to London for the launch of the book in April. Alek is fluent in English and is available for interview.

Publisher:  Peter Owen Publishers
Publication date: 13 April 2015
Format: Paperback 198 x 129 mm
Price: £10.99


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