This will be my last events posting during the presidency of Barack Obama. Lots of fear and uncertainty lie ahead of us. Look out for each other and stay safe out there! And since literature remains a good space of resistance and consolation in troubled times, please keep reading. Here’s the translation events news coming up over the next two weeks.
Tuesday, Jan. 17:
Cervantes: The Man Who Invented Fiction: An event star-studded with star translators Edith Grossman and Natasha Wimmer, joining William Egginton in a conversation about his new Cervantes book along with author Alvaro Enrigue. More information here, reservations highly recommended. The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St., 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 25:
Launch event for Vulture in a Cage: the book’s translator, Raymond P. Scheindlin, will discuss the work of the great 11th century Hebrew poet Ibn Gabriel with Judith Baumel. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21:
Second launch event for Vulture in a Cage: the book’s translator, Raymond P. Scheindlin, will discuss the work of the great 11th century Hebrew poet Ibn Gabriel with Joshua Cohen. 192 Books, 192 Tenth Ave. at 21st St., 7:00 p.m.