Upcoming Translation Events November 2020

Tuesday, November 3:

Virtual Panel: Sámi Authors You Should Know. Featuring Johanna Domokos, Sámi poet, musician and scriptwriter Niillas Holmberg, moderated by Harald Gaski. Hosted by Scandinavia House. More information here. 2:00 pm (EDT)

Tuesday, November 10:

Virtual Panel: Swedish Authors You Should Know. Featuring Athena Farrokhzad, Johannes Heldén, Mara Lee, and Carolina Setterwall, moderated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel ‘12. Hosted by Scandinavia House. More information here. 2:00 pm (EDT)

Sunday, November 15:

In Conversation With Simon Schuchat and Olga Livshin: Simon Schuchat, translator of Soviet Texts, introduces Dmitri Prigov’s work and life and shares his thoughts on translating him into English; Olga Livshin talks about “Translating One Poet’s Immigrant Experiences in Our Times.” Hosted by Ugly Duckling Press on Zoom. More information here. 4:00 pm (EDT)

Monday, November 16:

Reina Maria Rodriguez and Kristin Dykstra in Conversation With Urayoan Noel. Reina Maria Rodrigiez reads from her book of poetry The Winter Garden Photograph (Winner of the Pen Award for Poetry in Translation) with translator Kristin Dykstra. Followed by a conversation with Urayoan Noel. In Spanish and English. Hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. More information here. 7:00 pm (EDT)

Wednesday, November 18:

So How Was Your Year? Selling Nordic Literature in 2020: The Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association hosts this conversation with three distinguished literary agents working in the Nordic region to find out about their past year, and to gain a better understanding of what their work involves. Joining us live in conversation will be Urpu Strellman (Helsinki Literary Agency), Judith Toth (Nordin Agency) and Sofie Voller (Politiken Literary Agency). More information here. 11 am - 12:15 pm (EDT)

KRAFT: A Conversation Among Jonas Lüscher, Tess Lewis, and Ulrich Baer. Author Jonas Lüscher and translator Tess Lewis talk about Lüscher's most recent novel, Kraft, and the function of political fiction in a polarized world. Moderated by Ulrich Baer and hosted by Deutsches Haus at NYU. More information here. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)

Friday, November 20:

What Translation Sparks: A Series of Essays and Virtual Events Hosted by The Cheuse Center for International Writers at George Mason University and Poetry Daily. This first event features poet-translators Dan Beachy-Quick, Kazim Ali, Forrest Gander, and Jennifer Grotz. 

More information here. On Zoom. 8:00 pm (EDT)

Saturday, November 21:

Igifu: A Conversation with Scholastique Mukasonga and Kaiama L. Glover. Join Rwandan author Scholastic Mukasonga as she discusses her latest novel Igifu (translated by Jordan Stump) with author, translator, and Barnard professor Kaiama L. Glover. In French. Hosted by Albertine bookstore. On Zoom. More information here. 2:00 pm (EDT)

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