In the Wake of the Bagger
Altera Publishing House, Sofia, 2010.
(Bulgarian translation by Vergil Nemchev).
This first novel by the master storyteller, which has been acclaimed as 'one of the great books about Ireland', is at once a social document and a meditation on change. It is the enthralling story of the Dowd family who are uprooted from their home in Killeenduff, Co Sligo, to re-settle as economic migrants in the Midlands.
The Bulgarian edition of Jack Harte’s In the wake of the Bagger was shortlisted for the Krastan Dyankov Award for books translated into Bulgarian. Harte attended the award ceremony in Sofia on 2 December, the night after the book had been launched in the Irish Embassy.
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Look at the reaction of Bulgarian readers to this book.
Film of Bulgarian launch of In the Wake of the Bagger
Jack Harte interview on Bulgarian TV