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Donald Nicholson-Smith and Caleb Crain in Conversation: Treasure of the Spanish Civil War

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7:30 pm EDT/4:30 pm PDT

Join us for a Community Bookstore virtual event featuring Donald Nicholson-Smith, translator of Serge Pey’s Treasure of the Spanish Civil War, in conversation with Caleb Crain.

The event is free, but please reserve a spot here.

Donald Nicholson-Smith was born in Manchester, England and is a longtime resident of New York City. His translations, ranging from psychoanalysis and social criticism to crime fiction, include works by Thierry Jonquet, Guy Debord, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Henri Lefebvre, Raoul Vaneigem, Antonin Artaud, Jean Laplanche, and J.B. Pontalis. His translation of Apollinaire’s Letters to Madeleine was shortlisted for the 2012 French-American Foundation Prize for Nonfiction and in 2014 he won the Foundation’s Fiction Prize for his translation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Mad and the Bad. His translation of In Praise of Defeat by Abdellatif Laâbi was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2017.

Caleb Crain has written for The New YorkerHarper’sthe Paris ReviewThe AtlanticThe New York Review of Booksn+1, and The New York Times Book Review. He is the author of the novels Overthrow and Necessary Errors and the critical work American Sympathy. He was born in Texas, raised in Massachusetts, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


June 23
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm