Not sure I’m ready to let go of summer yet, but it’s officially fall now, which means October is a heartbeat away. Here’s what’s coming up in Translationland to accompany the changing leaves:
Monday, Oct. 1:
The Imagination of Henri Michaux: translators Richard Sieburth and Pierre Joris team up for a launch of Sieburth’s new translation of Michaux’s A Certain Plume. More information here. Albertine, 972 Fifth Ave., 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3:
Launch event for The Kremlin Ball by Curzio Malaparte featuring the book’s translator Jennie McPhee in conversation with Franco Baldasso. More information here. NYU Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St., 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4:
Launch event for Poso Wells by Gabriela Alemán, featuring translator Dick Cluster joined by Álvaro Enrigue. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5:
Us&Them: This installment of the series by translators who are also writers features Nick Glastonbury, Brian Sneeden, Will Schutt, and the team of Kira Josefsson and Jacqui Cornetta. More information here. Molasses Books, 770 Hart St., Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9:
Launch event for The Milk Bowl of Feathers: Essential Surrealist Writings, featuring translator Mary Ann Caws, who edited the collection, in conversation with Stephanie D’Alessandro. More information here. 192 Books, 192 Tenth Ave., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11:
Launch event for Ideas Have No Smell: Three Belgian Surrealist Booklets (Ugly Duckling Presse), featuring translators M. Kasper and Mary Ann Caws, joined by McKenzie Wark. More information here. Printed Matter, 231 11th Ave., 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14:
Pedro Mir in Translation: event featuring translator Jonathan Cohen joined by Sintia Molina and Rosa Sánchez, part of the Pedro Mir Symposium, more information here. Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave., 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 15:
Launch event for What’s Left of the Night by Ersi Sotiropoulos, featuring translator Karen Emmerich. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16:
Kawsay – La llama de selva: translator Margaret Randall joins poet María Vázquez Valdez for a launch of their new book, joined by translators Elizabeth Zuba, Mónica de la Torre as well as Urayoán Noel and Lila Zemborain. More information here. McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N. 4th St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Also Tuesday, Oct. 16:
Isaac Babel Among the Jews and Cossacks: translator Val Vinokur speaks about his new translation of Isaac Babel: The Essential Fictions. RSVP here. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, 140 W. 62nd St., Rm. 334, 6:00 p.m.
Also Tuesday, Oct. 16:
NYRB Presents: Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson, launch event featuring translator Damion Searls joined by Edwin Frank. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18:
From Tongue to Tongue: translator Suzanne Jill Levine presents recent works in translation, The New School, 55 W. 13th St., Hirshon Suite, 2nd Fl., 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21:
Poets in New York: Translator-poets Terese Coe, Mariela Dreyfus, Gary Racz, Daniel Shapiro, and Edgar Smith join part of a reading lineup as part of the Red Harlem Readers series, joined by poets David M. Katz, Marisol Espaillat Pineda, and Anne Whitehouse. Suite, 992 Amsterdam Ave., 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 22:
I am a Translated Person: Conversation with Turkish-French translator, playwright, director, and performer Sedef Ecer, who’s in town for the presentation of her play e-smuggler.com on Oct. 18. More information here. Ella Weed Rm., 223 Milbank Hall, Barnard College, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23:
Latin American Poetry in Translation: Translators Jonathan Cohen and David Ungar join forces to present their translations of Pedro Mir and Nicanor Parra, along with Gy Mirano reading the texts in Spanish. More information here. Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30:
Launch event for An Untouched House by W.F. Hermans featuring translator David Colmer in Conversation with Philip Huff. More information here. 192 Books, 192 Tenth Ave., 7:00 p.m.