Upcoming Translation Events December 2021

Thursday, December 2:

And Other Stories presents Notes from Childhood: A conversation with author Norah Lange and translator Charlotte Whittle. Online event. More information here. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Monday, December 6:

Book Release Reading: The Angelgreen Sacrament and Berlin Interlude: Poetry reading from new Black Square Editions titles - Eva Kristina Olsson's The Angelgreen Sacrament, translated by Johannes Göransson, and Maria Negroni's Berlin Interlude, translated by María Negroni. The poets and translators will read from both titles. Online event. More information here. 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Wording Together: An evening of literature in Italian, Spanish, Bosnian, and English

with authors and translators on the NYU faculty and their collaborators. Hear excerpts of recent works, and enjoy a discussion about the processes of writing, translation, and collaboration that brought them into existence. Online event. 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Tuesday, December 7:

Saša Stanišić with Damion Searls and Jennifer Croft: Third Place Books and Community Bookstore welcome German Book Prize-winning author Saša Stanišić for the only US event in celebration of his new novel, Where You Come From, translated by Damion Searls. The author and translator will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Croft, author of the memoir Homesick and winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Olga Tokarczuk's Flights. Co-sponsored by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. Online event. 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, December 8:

Launching The Women I Love: Alexandra Kleeman joins writer and translator Francesco Pacifico to discuss his new novel, The Women I Love, a provocative and bracing send-up of modern masculinity. Hosted by McNally Jackson in partnership with N+1. Online event. More information here. 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, December 9:

Book Talk: Air Raid by Polina Barskova with Translator Valzhyna Mort: Join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with poet and scholar Polina Barskova about her new volume, Air Raid (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021). She will be joined by translator Valzhyna Mort and moderator Mark Lipovetsky. Online event. More information here. 6 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, December 16:

What Does It Take to Translate the Intangible | Literary Translation Clinic: Kareem James Abu-Zeid and Alta L. Price will explore approaches to prioritizing what’s most important when honing the vision for your translation. Hosted by members of the translator collective, Cedilla & Co. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions from their own practice. Online event. More information here. 7:00 p.m. (ET)

If you would like us to feature your upcoming translation event, you can send us an email via this link. Please note that we only publish events in which a literary translator is among the panelists/participants.