I’m on my way to London to participate with Jenny Erpenbeck in an event on Tuesday at the London Review Bookshop for finalists for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize; the prize itself will be announced Wednesday evening U.K. time (wish me luck!) And when I get home I’ll be turning right around to travel to Vermont to teach in the first ever Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference. So I figured I’d better get this posted before it got lost in the whirlwind. Hope I didn’t leave anything out. These are all the early-June events I’ve heard about to date. (Oh, and don’t forget about the late-May lineup – there’s tons going on as we speak.)
Prize Ceremony, Translation Prize of the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation. Here’s the list of finalists. RSVP required, more information here. The Century Association of New York, 7 W. 43rd St., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 14:
Release party for Sign Tongue by Enrique Winter, translated by David McLoghlin, winner of the 2014 Chapbook-in-Translation Contest from Menagerie. Winter and McLoghlin will be joined by Laura Sims. More info here. KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 7:00 p.m.