Columbus: Women in Translation Reading

Event date: 
08/17/2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us Friday, August 17th at 7pm at Book Culture on Columbus for a reading and celebration of Women in Translation Month

Featuring translators Susan Bernofsky, Mónica de la Torre, Margaret Carson, and Linda Asher.

Expect drinks and lite fare.


Susan Bernofsky directs the translation program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her awards include the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the 2015 Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize, the 2015 Ungar Award for Literary Translation, the 2015 Schlegel-Tieck Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She is at work on a biography of Robert Walser and blogs about translation at www.translationista.net.

Mónica de la Torre is the author, most recently, of The Happy End/All Welcome. Recent poetry appears in the Paris Review and Critical Quarterly. She teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. Her translation ofDefensa del ídolo, the sole book of poetry by the Chilean modernist Omar Cáceres, is just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. 

Margaret Carson’s translations include Sergio Chejfec’s My Two Worlds (Open Letter) and Baroni, a Journey (Almost Island). Her translation of Remedios Varo’s Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings will be published by Wakefield Press in November.

A longtime fiction editor at the New Yorker magazine, Linda Asher has translated Victor Hugo, Balzac, Simenon, Kundera, and many other writers. She has been awarded the Scott Moncrieff, the Deems Taylor, and the French-American/Florence Gould translation prizes, and is a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

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Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
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Go, Went, Gone Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2017

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Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings Cover Image
By Remedios Varo (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Margaret Carson (Introduction by), Margaret Carson (Translator)
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Published: Wakefield Press - November 27th, 2018

The Happy End / All Welcome Cover Image
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Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - June 20th, 2017

Babylon Cover Image
By Yasmina Reza, Linda Asher (Translated by)
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 7th, 2018

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Published: Belladonna Books - December 1st, 2007

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By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
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Published: New Directions - November 8th, 2016

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By Sergio Chejfec, Margaret Carson (Translator)
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Published: Almost Island Books - December 15th, 2017

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