Join us at St. Jordi’s Festival, online! From April 23-April 25th.
24 Hours of Sant Jordi in New York will reflect the Catalan festival of books and love in the heart of the city of a thousand languages, with an international lineup of writers and translators, from Arabic to Danish, from Catalan to Swahili, from German to Uighur, and even a mash-up of Galician and Icelandic. Readings, conversations, happenings, and pop-up events in celebration of world literature, with concerts and original music in between.
The writers and translators will bring you the next wave in international literature, presenting long-established writers and people just starting out: Sophie Hughes will read from her award-winning new translation, Hurricane Season, by Mexican writer, Fernanda Melchor; renowned Lebanese-French writer Amin Maalouf will discuss his new novel, The Disoriented with critic Maya Jaggi and translator Frank Wynne; Rodaan Al-Galidi, an Iraqi author residing in the Netherlands will talk with his Dutch translator, Jonathan Reed, about his memoir of immigration, Two Blankets, Three Sheets. Bergur Ebbi, author, performer, and public intellectual from Iceland will read from and riff on Screenshot, his view of society and technology; Translator Tess Lewis will talk with Judith Keller of Switzerland, author of the new The Questionable Ones. And, when you are tired of books, you can stop off at our concert space and hear original music.
For access to a live stream of events and discussions (featuring many Archipelago translators and contributors!), click here!