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Donald Nicholson-Smith & Robyn Creswell at La Maison Française

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Translator Donald Nicholson-Smith and Yale Professor Robyn Creswell will discuss the poetry of Abdellatif Laâbi at La Maison Française on Friday, April 21. Join us for what is sure to be an evening of lively discussion! Co-organized with La Maison Française and Albertine Books.

Poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and political activist, Abdellatif Laâbi was born in Fez, Morocco in 1942. He was also the founder of Souffles, an important literary review that was banned in Morocco in 1972. Laâbi received the Prix Robert Ganzo de Poésie in 2008, the Prix Goncourt de la Poésie for his Oeuvres complètes in 2009, and the Académie Française’s Grand Prix de la Francophonie in 2011. Also available in English are his debut collection of poetry The Rule of Barbarism, the memoir Rue de Retour, and The World’s Embrace: Selected Poems.

Donald Nicholson-Smith is a translator and freelance editor living in New York City. His translations include Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Three to Kill, Thierry Jonquet’s Mygale, and Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (Zone).

This event is part of the 2017 St. Jordi Festival, of which Archipelago Books is a proud sponsor. For more events, or to learn more, click here.


April 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


La Maison Française
16 Washington Mews
New York, NY United States
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