Ian Monk is a translator, writer of poetry and fiction and a member of french writing group OULIPO. His works include Family Archaeology and Other Poems and Writings for the Oulipo and among his translations are works by Pennac, Perec and Roussel. Tonight he will give a reading from his own works.
“Ian Monk is like Perec. When presented with a constraint two things can happen: either the constraint is easy, in which case Ian yawns and goes to sleep. Or else it is difficult. He then wakes up and gets to work. The more the constraint is difficult, the more the work is excellent.”Jacques Roubaud.