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September 2021

Nandana Dev Sen, Anselm Berrigan, & Catherine Barnett in Conversation

September 27 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Nandana Dev Sen, Anselm Berrigan, and Catherine Barnett delve into their bodies of work, reading from their poetry and speaking to how their political beliefs and familial relationships have influenced their writing lives. The Brooklyn Book Festival will host this reading and conversation inside at McNally Jackson Seaport, with masks and proof of vaccination required. After the conversation, we will gather outside on the cobblestones, where refreshments will be served and there will be a book signing. Nandana Dev Sen is…

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October 2021

The Burden of Memory: Andrea Bajani, Anuk Arudpragasam, and Myriam J.A. Chancy in Conversation

October 3 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for a virtual conversation hosted by the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, October 3rd, including Andrea Bajani, author of If You Kept a Record of Sins. In three astonishing new novels, the past hovers over the present like a ghost. In Italian writer Andrea Bajani’s If You Kept a Record of Sins, translated by Elizabeth Harris and published by Archipelago Books, a mother’s abandonment lingers on in the memory of her grown son. Meanwhile, the protagonist of…

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Acrobat Poetry Reading with Nandana Dev Sen

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue (at 165th St.)
New York, 10032
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Please join us for an in-person reading from Nandana Dev Sen's translation of her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen's poems, collected in Acrobat. The reading will take place outside Word Up Community Bookshop on Saturday October 9th at 4pm. Memphis Washington and Nandana Dev Sen will discuss the book, followed by a Q&A with Dev Sen and Magdalena Hernandez. Gloria Steinem writes of Acrobat, "Poetry and music are both languages of the heart, so it is a special gift when a…

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Hanne Ørstavik in conversation with Rebecca Dinerstein Knight at Scandinavia House

October 19 @ 1:00 pm

                We'd love for you to join us on October 19 at 1PM EST for the virtual book release of Hanne Ørstavik's new novel The Pastor, translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken! Ørstavik will be in conversation with Rebecca Dinerstein Knight at Scandinavia House. The event will stream live on Zoom. You can find the link to register for the event here. With the publication of The Pastor, "Ørstavik distinguishes herself as…

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Scholastique Mukasonga in conversation with Timothy Longman

October 28 @ 4:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, October 28 at 4PM EST for On Mourning and Exile: Looking Back at Rwanda, a virtual conversation between Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga and Timothy Longman on grief in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The event will be presented by Roger Williams University Library and Scholars at Risk-US in association with the African Studies Association and Archipelago Books. Zadie Smith called The Barefoot Woman, Mukasonga's tribute to her mother and a striking portrait of life before…

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Nandana Dev Sen and Deepa Mehta at the Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 30 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us for a virtual reading and conversation on Nabaneeta Dev Sen's Acrobat between translator Nandana Dev Sen and critically acclaimed film director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta, hosted by the Toronto International Festival of Authors on October 30 at 6:30pm EST. The collection of poems speaks to womanhood, intimacy and the body politic that together evokes the arc of an extraordinary life. The collection includes many new translations by Nandana Dev Sen that encapsulate her mother’s work. Poems will…

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November 2021

Russell Scott Valentino, Angelina Ilieva, and Nada Petković in conversation on Miljenko Jergović’s Kin

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Monday, November 1st at 7pm EST for a virtual conversation between Russell Scott Valentino, Angelina Ilieva, and Nada Petković, hosted by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago and Seminary Co-op Bookstore! They'll be discussing Miljenko Jergović's Kin, translated from the Croatian by Valentino. The event will stream live here. Russell Scott Valentino is an American author, literary scholar, and translator. He has translated works from Italian, Croatian, and Russian, and his essays,…

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Robert Croll and Alicia Borinsky on Hebe Uhart’s Animals

November 2 @ 2:00 pm

                  Please join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 2PM EST for a virtual conversation between Robert Croll and Alicia Borinsky, hosted by The Center for Latin American Studies at Boston University. They'll be discussing Hebe Uhart's collection Animals, translated from the Spanish by Croll. Animals tells of piglets that snack on crackers, parrots that rehearse their words at night, southern screamers that lurk at the front door of a decrepit aunt’s house,…

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Paul Eprile, Bill Johnston & Edmund White in conversation on Jean Giono

November 11 @ 5:00 pm

                  We'd love for you to join us on November 11 at 5PM EST for a virtual conversation between Paul Eprile, Bill Johnston, and Edmund White. Eprile and Johnston will be discussing their new translations of Jean Giono's work: Ennemonde, translated by Johnston and out from Archipelago, and The Open Road, translated by Eprile and out from NYRB Classics. This event is co-presented by Archipelago, NYRB, Community Bookstore, and Albertine Bookstore and will…

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Hanne Ørstavik and Lisa Gozashti at Brookline Booksmith

November 13 @ 1:00 pm

                We'd love for you to join us this Saturday, November 13 at 1PM EST for a virtual conversation between Hanne Ørstavik and Lisa Gozashti, hosted by Brookline Booksmith. They'll be discussing Ørstavik's novel The Pastor, translated from the Norwegian by Martin Aitken. This event is part of Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literature Series and will stream live on Zoom. You can find the link to register here. With the publication of The Pastor, “Ørstavik…

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