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April 2021

Andrea Bajani and Nick Flynn at Prairie Lights

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

On Friday, April 16 at 8:00PM EST, Prairie Lights will host a virtual conversation with Andrea Bajani and Nick Flynn. They will be discussing Bajani’s novel, If You Kept a Record of Sins, translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris. Andrea Bajani is the author of four novels and two collections of poems. His novel, If You Kept a Record of Sins, has brought him a great deal of attention. In just a few months, the book won the Super…

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Meet the Translator: Michael Biggins presents Newcomers by Lojze Kovačič

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  This April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm PST / 9:30 pm EST, Folio Seattle will host a virtual talk by translator Michael Biggins, who will present Newcomers by Lojze Kovačič. The presentation will focus on unusual, persistent patterns that Kovačič designed into his 1,200-page novel and will make the case that at its publication in Slovenia in 1984 it was an unprecedented achievement in world literature comparable in the magnitude of its innovation to Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's In…

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Michael Biggins speaking on Newcomers: Book Two with Seattle’s Folio

April 22 @ 9:30 pm

On Thursday, April 22, at 6:30PM PDT / 9:30PM EST, Folio will host translator Michael Biggins to speak on Book Two of Lojze Kovačič's Newcomers. Tickets for the event are $10, available for purchase here. The event will stream live on Zoom. Michael Biggins is responsible as translator for a number of the classics of twentieth-century Slovenian literature published in English, including Slovenia’s internationally best-selling novel of all time, Vladimir Bartol’s Alamut (Scala House 2004, reissued by North Atlantic 2007). In…

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May 2021

The Indo-American Arts Council Hosts a Conversation Between Abhijit Banerjee and Nandana Dev Sen

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Saturday, May 8, at 8:00PM EST, Nandana Dev Sen will join in a conversation with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee to discuss her translation of her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s collection of poems, Acrobat. The Indo-American Arts Council will host the event, which will stream live on Facebook and Youtube. More information available here. NANDANA DEV SEN is a writer, actor and child-rights activist. She translated Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Make Up Your Mind, and authored six children’s books, translated into…

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A conversation with Nandana Sen and Naomi Shihab Nye

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

On Thursday, May 13th at 7pm EST, Seminary Co-op and the University of Chicago's International House will host an online conversation with translator Nandana Dev Sen and Naomi Shihab Nye about Acrobat, a luminous collection of poetry by Nandana's mother, Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Acrobat is available for pre-order at Seminary Co-op here. Naomi Shihab Nye is the Young People's Poet Laureate of the United States (Poetry Foundation/Chicago). She recently received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Books Critics Circle. Her most…

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Scholastique Mukasonga and Jeanne-Marie Jackson at City of Asylum’s Literary Translation Festival

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, May 16th at 2PM EST, for a conversation between Scholastique Mukasonga and Jeanne-Marie Jackson at City of Asylum’s literary translation festival.   Born in Rwanda in 1956, Scholastique Mukasonga experienced from childhood the violence and humiliation of the ethnic conflicts that shook her country. In the aftermath of the brutal genocide of the Tutsi, Mukasonga learned that 37 of her family members had been massacred. Her first novel, Our Lady of the Nile, was adapted into a film by Atiq Rahimi in 2019. The New York Times named her…

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June 2021

Andrea Bajani and Sasha Frere-Jones at Politics and Prose Bookstore

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore Washington, DC, United States

Join us on Thursday, June 10th at 6 PM EST for a conversation between Andrea Bajani and Sasha Frere-Jones, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore! They'll discuss Bajani's forthcoming novel, If You Kept a Record Of Sins,  out March 23rd, 2021. This is a virtual event. A link to join hasn't been created yet, but we'll post it here when it is. A sly, prismatic novel that Jhumpa Lahiri says “accumulates with the quiet urgency of a snowstorm,” Bajani’s If You…

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A Conversation with Karthika Naïr and Nandana Dev Sen, Hosted by Elliott Bay Bookstore

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, June 12 at 5:00PM EST, the Elliott Bay Bookstore will host a conversation with Nandana Dev Sen and Karthika Naïr to discuss Nandana’s translation of Acrobat by Nabaneeta Dev Sen.  NANDANA DEV SEN is a writer, actor and child-rights activist. She translated Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Make Up Your Mind, and authored six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages globally. An award-winning actor, Nandana has starred in 20 feature films from four continents, and in multiple languages.…

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