Translation on Tap in NYC April 26 – May 3, 2014

Here’s what’s coming up:

Everything Happens as It DoesThursday, April 24, 2014
Book launch for Everything Happens as It Does by Albena Stambolova, translated from the Bulgarian by Olga Nikolova. Stambolova and Nikolova will be joined by critic Dimitar Kambourov and Asymptote editor Eric Becker. General Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria, 121 East 62nd Street, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Translating the Untranslatable: Contemporary Poetry Translation in the U.S. – a roundtable and reading featuring Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris, Tracy Grinnell, and Avital Ronell. NYU French Department, 19 University Place, 6th floor, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Friday April 25, 2014
Contemporary French Poetry in the U.S.: Translating, Publishing, Adapting. With French and American poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris and Tracy Grinnell, presented by Vincent Broqua. McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 8:00 p.m.

From Translation All Science Had Its OffspringMonday, April 28, 2014
“From Translation All Science Had Its Offspring”: Launch event for the new modernized and annotated edition of John Florio’s 1603 translShakespeare’s Montaigne), featuring co-editor Peter Platt in conversation with Phillip John Usher. James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall, Barnard College (Broadway and 117th, New York City), 6:30 p.m.
ation of Michel de Montaigne’s Essays

Josef Winkler

Josef Winkler

Tuesday, April 29
An Evening with Josef Winkler
The acclaimed Austrian author will present the English translations of his novels Natura Morta and When the Time Comes with his translator Adrian West as part of an evening of music and dance at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St., (between Madison and Fifth), 7:30 p.m.

Jessica Cohen and Evan Fallenberg

Jessica Cohen and Evan Fallenberg

Thursday, May 1
The Bridge Series goes Hebrew (הגשר) with translator Jessica Cohen and translator/author Evan Fallenberg reading and discussing their work. Details here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 2
Best Translated Book Award Celebration Party – toast the 2014 winners in Fiction and Poetry at  The Brooklyneer, 220 West Houston Street, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

And don’t forget the PEN World Voices Festival April 28 – May 4, including various translation events.


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