Columbus: Women in Translation Reading
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.