Here’s what’s happening in TranslationLand NYC the week of May 5-11, 2014:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Jurek Becker’s The Wall: And Other Stories: A Conversation with Christine Becker (Jurek Becker’s widow) and Jonathan Becker (his son, who translated some of the stories in this collection – the others were translated by the late Leila Vennewitz). The event will be moderated by Huberta von Voss. Details here, reservations recommended. NYU Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Metropole II: Rats and Comedy, featuring author Uday Prakash, who writes in Hindi, and his long-time translator, Jason Grunebaum, as well as author Amitava Kumar, moderated by Jonathan Shainin. Details here, reservations recommended. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th Street, 6th floor, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Translation Night: An Evening of New Translation by the Students of NYU’s French Department M.A. Program in Literary Translation, hosted by Alyson Waters and Emmanuelle Ertel, featuring Emily DeLong Harris, Brett Ray, Yareli Servin, Victoria Sheehan, Elly Thompson and Bonnie Zaleski. La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews, 7:00 p.m.
Robert Walser: Nature and the City: A reading and conversation in the Elizabeth Street Garden with Translationista a.k.a. Susan Bernofsky wearing her translator-of-Walser hat, and Mina Pam Dick wearing her Walser-loving-poet’s hat. This event will be part of the opening weekend of a Walser-inspired exhibition entitled A Particular Kind of Solitude being put on in the garden itself and in the gallery next door at 209 Elizabeth Street (between Prince and Spring Streets) by Serra Sabuncuoglu. Hope to see you there! 6:00 p.m.