Finally spring has arrived in New York, and a lovely crop of translation events are blossoming. Here’s what’s coming up:
Tuesday, May 17:
The Sound of Translation: Panel discussion featuring translators Tess Lewis and Ross Ufberg in conversation with Michael Orthofer and Rüdiger Wischenbart, moderated by translator Liesl Schillinger. This event marks the opening of submissions for the 2016-2017 Austrian Cultural Forum New York Translation Prize and presents the 2016 Diversity Report on international publishing. More information here. Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St., 7:30 p.m.
Also Tuesday, May 17:
The Bridge Series: Bookselling, presented in partnership with the PEN Translation Committee, a panel on selling and the salability of translated books featuring booksellers and publicists Miriam Bridenne, Kate Garber, and Becky Kraemer, moderated by Hal Hlavinka. More information here. The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St., 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18:
Blood of the Sun: translator Alexis Levitin joins Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão for a bilingual reading. Admission fee ($10/$7), more information here. Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19:
The Common in the City: A Celebration of Contemporary Arabic Fiction: Translators Omar Berrada and Ülkü Tekten will be among the readers and presenters at this evening of h’ors d’oeuvres and literature that simultaneously will serve as a fundraiser for The Common. Advance tix $25, more information here. Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 6:00 p.m.