As part of our continuing series celebrating Women in Translation month, we bring you this interview with translator Margaret Carson. Carson specializes in Latin American and Spanish literature and has translated works by Sergio Chejfec, Mercedes Roffé, José Tomás de Cuéllar and Griselda Gambaro. She also runs the Women in Translation Tumblr. When she stopped into Book Culture the other day, we knew we had to ask her some questions about Women in Translation month and her work as a translator; here are her responses.
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M. Elizabeth Lee, author of Love Her Madly, will be at Book Culture on Columbus on August 31st at 7pm. Make sure to read her Q&A before coming to the event on Wednesday.
This month we've been talking, blogging, and tweeting about women in translation. We started with recommendations from the staff; next, we wanted to hear from the translators themselves! First up is Susan Bernofsky, the acclaimed translator of Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Jenny Erpenbeck, and Yoko Tawada, among others, and the director of the Literary Translation program in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University. Bernofsky was kind enough to answer some questions for us about Women in Translation month.
We here at Book Culture take summer reading very seriously. During the dog days of July and August, we were hard at work curating timely reading lists for our lovely subscribers through the Book Culture Selects program. For a peek into what our booksellers have been gushing about lately, check out our picks from July and August!
Paula Whyman, who did an event with us at the start of summer, recently sat down to answer a few questions. Make sure to pick up a copy of her most recent book, You May See A Stranger, recently featured in The New Yorker.
Tim Murphy, author of the brand new novel Christodora, sat down for a Q&A with us. Check out his spectacular answers before heading to your favorite Book Culture location and picking up your own copy!
David Neilsen will be joining us for a special story time at Book Culture on Columbus on Friday, September 2nd at 5pm. Before then, check out his great Q&A and pick up your own copy of his brand new book, Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom.
Can't wait for NYFW? Make sure to come to our event with Lesley Ware, author of My Fab Fashion Style File, on September 9th at 4:30 at Book Culture on Columbus. Until then, check out our Q&A with the author.
J.R. Thornton, author of the incredible novel Beautiful Country, sat down for a Q&A with us. Make sure to stop by Book Culture on Columbus to pick up your own copy of the book today.
Pre-order your signed copy of Seven Minutes in Heaven, the newest novel from Eloisa James, the author of My American Duchess, today!