Greetings, translation fans. Spring is finally springing, and translation is in the air. Enjoy the fruits of the season (cherry blossoms and translation events alike):
Wednesday, May 2:
Poetry! Politics! Dark humor! Scandinavia! Translator K.B. Thors and poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir will read from their book Stormwarning, joined by translator Katrine Øgaard Jensen and poet Gerard Coletta. More information here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 3:
Bubbly in the Vulva: A Book Party featuring translator K.B. Thors and poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir reading from their book Stormwarning. More information here. Henrietta Hudson, 438 Hudson St., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4:
Berlin, Alexanderplatz: Translator Michael Hofmann joins Ian Buruma for a conversation about Hofmann’s new translation of Alfred Döblin’s classic novel of Berlin. More information here. NYU Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5:
Another Way To Say: Launch party for Stormwarning and Astroecology with translators K.B. Thors, Liz Clark Wessel, and Kirkwood Adams, joined by poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir. More information here. Molasses Books, 770 Hart St., Brooklyn, 7:30.
Monday, May 7:
Stormwarning: Translator K.B. Thors moderates a conversation with poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir. More information here. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8:
Stormwarning: Translator K.B. Thors moderates a conversation with poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir. More information here. Book Culture on Columbus, 450 Columbus Ave., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10:
Translations and Transgressions: the New York Circle of Translators presents a reading by translators TBA. More information here. $10 cover charge (cash only) includes one drink. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11:
The French-American Foundation’s 31st Annual Translation Prize Awards Ceremony, featuring French star author Marc Levy. More information here. The Century Association, 7 W. 43rd St., 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 14:
And/With: Writer-translators Iman Mersal and Aditi Machado, joined by Omar Berrada. Co-sponsored by the Belladonna* Collective, more information here. Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, 3 Howard St., 6:30 p.m.
Also Monday, May 14:
Filial Translation: Ikram Lakhdhar presents her translations of poems by her mother, Sondes Baccar, in a joint bilingual reading and discussion introduced by Kathy Engel. More information here. NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 255 Sullivan St., 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15:
Us&Them, Crime and Mystery Fiction Edition, featuring Donald Nicholson-Smith translating Jean-Patrick Manchette (France); Jeremy Tiang translating Chan Ho-Kei (Hong Kong); and Allison Markin Powell translating Fuminori Nakamura (Japan). More information here. Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St., 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24:
Launch event for Ruin by translator Luke McMullen, joined by translator Gnaomi Siemens along with Erin Lynn and Miller Oberman. More information here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.