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Mark Polizzotti on his recent translations at Alliance Française in Washington

February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française de Washington DC

Join Mark Polizzotti in person at the Alliance Française in Washington, DC, where he’ll discuss his most recent translations, including Scholastique Mukasonga’s Kibogo, Arthur Rimbaud’s The Drunken Boat: Selected Writings, and Patrick Modiano’s Scene of the Crime. Mark Polizzotti will be in conversation with Alliance’s Executive Director Sarah Diligenti in English. Copies of the books will be available for signing and purchase during the event.

You can purchase your tickets here. Doors open at 6:30pm, a glass of wine will be offered before the event.

Mark Polizzotti is a translator, editor, writer, and director of publications programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has translated more than fifty books from the French, including works by Gustave Flaubert, Marguerite Duras, Arthur Rimbaud, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Patrick Modiano. His translation of Mukasonga’s Kibogo was a finalist for the National Book Award and his translation of Eric Vuillard’s The War of the Poor was a finalist for the International Booker Prize.

A Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the recipient of a 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton, which was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction; Luis Buñuel’s Los Olvidados; Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited; and Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, the Nation, Parnassus, Bookforum, and elsewhere.



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