Here’s what’s coming up over the next couple of weeks:
Feb. 9, 2014
Bridge Series reading/discussion featuring Cole Swensen & Kit Schluter:
Poet/translator Cole Swensen (who has 14 books of her own poetry to her name as well as many important translations, such as Jean Frémon’s The Island of the Dead, Green Integer, 2002) delivered a stunning keynote at the 2013 ALTA conference – by all means take advantage of this chance to see her in an intimate environment. She’ll be joined by Kit Schluter, whose translations from French include Marcel Schwob’s Book of Monelle (Wakefield Press, 2012) and The King in the Golden Mask (Wakefield Press, forthcoming); he’s also the author of two of his own.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
Feb. 11, 2014
Book launch event for Michelle Woods’s new book Kafka Translated, which I’m now happily in the middle of reading now, filled with fascinating stories about Kafka’s earliest translators (Milena Jesenská and Willa and Edwin Muir – especially Willa, as it turns out), and some recent ones as well. She’ll be joined by a recent one she writes about, Mark Harman, as well as me, Translationista. The panel will be moderated by Alex Zucker, a prize-winning translator from the Czech.
Czech Center New York
321 East 73rd Street