Literary Translation at Columbia: John Keene
John Keene is an artist, a translator, and a writer. His recent books include: the story and novella collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015); the art book GRIND (Image Text Ithaca Press, 2016), an art-text collaboration with photographer Nicholas Muellner; and the poetry chapbook Playland (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016). He also has translated the Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books, 2014), and numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from French, Portuguese, and Spanish. His recent honors include an American Book Award (2016), a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction (2016), a Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction (2018), and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2018). He chairs the African American and African Studies department, and teaches English, African American studies, and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey.
Co-presented by the Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, the Institure for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, and Our Word.
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required; it is first come, first served. Also, please note that doors will open to Columbia Writing students at 7pm, and will then open to the general public at 7:15pm, so we do encourage guests to arrive early in order to ensure seating.
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