August is Women in Translation Month, and I hope you’ll spend these sultry weeks reading some fabulous translated books by women authors. Of course, all year round is the perfect time to read #WomenInTranslation, but the designated month is a great opportunity to remind yourself of all the amazing women writing all over the world whose books have been translated into English for your reading pleasure. Please tweet your reads to me at @translationista with the hashtags #WomenInTranslation or #WITMonth. And if you’re in NYC, maybe you’ll show up to one of the Women in Translation Month events being planned around the city. I’ll update as more information comes in. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Friday, Aug. 5:
Women in Translation Cocktail Hour, featuring readings by translators (and translator-authors) Ann Goldstein, John Keene, and Nathan Xavier Osorio, moderated by Translationista. (I was thrilled my local bookstore was so excited about hosting a WITMonth event; last year they even put up a Women in Translation themed window display.) More information here. Book Culture, 536 W. 112th St., 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17:
Women in Translation Month Reading and Discussion hosted by the PEN Translation Committee and featuring translators Bonnie Huie, Elisabeth Jaquette, and Julia Sanches, moderated by translator (and writer) Madhu Kaza. More information here. Word, 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.