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October 2019

Maureen Shaugnessy in conversation with Lina Meruane

October 23, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - October 24, 2019 @ 1:00 am
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
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Maureen Shaughnessy will discuss her translation of Hebe Uhart's short story collection, The Scent of Buenos Aires, with Lina Meruane. Maureen Shaughnessy has translated Maya folktales by Guadalupe Urbina, several Cañari legends, and has co-translated the memoirs of the Catalan poster artist Carles Fontserè. Her translations have been published by The Paris Review, Words Without Borders, Brick, and AGNI. Her translation of a poetry chapbook by Nurit Kasztelan is forthcoming from Cardboard House Press. She lives in Bariloche, Argentina. Born in 1936 in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Hebe Uhart is one of Argentina’s most celebrated modern…

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Roger Mello at the IBBY Regional Conference

October 25, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
AT&T Conference & Hotel Center, 1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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On the IBBY Info Session on Awards and Festivals panel, Roger speaks about being a repeat recipient of the IBBY awards and being a judge for international awards. Roger will also be available from 8:00-8:30 pm for autographs. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the…

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Roger Mello at the IBBY Regional Conference

October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
AT&T Conference & Hotel Center, 1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Roger Mello leads a book discussion group dedicated to his latest publication, Charcoal Boys. Beginning at 12:15, Roger will be available for autographs. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the story, Mello invites his young readers to fill the gaps with imagination. Mello has won…

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Roger Mello at the IBBY Regional Conference

October 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
AT&T Conference & Hotel Center, 1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Roger Mello and David Wiesner speak to SCBWI members about international competitions. Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. Rather than relying on written narrative to tell the story, Mello invites his young readers to fill the gaps with imagination. Mello has won numerous awards for writing and illustrating, including three of IBBY’s Luis…

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December 2019

Karthika Naïr at the Harvard South Asia Institute

December 2, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
South Asia Institute at Harvard, 1730 Cambridge Street, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Come hear Karthika Naïr in conversation with Harvard professor Parimal G. Patil. French-Indian, poet-dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr is the author of several books, including The Honey Hunter, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet and published in English, French, German and Bangla. Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, her reimagining of the Mahabharata in multiple voices, won the 2015 Tata Literature Live! Award for Book of the Year (Fiction). Her latest book is the collaborative Over and Under Ground in Mumbai & Paris, a travelogue in…

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Reimagining the Epics with Karthika Naïr and Nina McLaughlin

December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Brookline Bookstore, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Please join us for a reading with Karthika Nair, author of Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, in conversation with Nina McLaughlin, author of Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung. French-Indian, poet-dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr is the author of several books, including The Honey Hunter, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet and published in English, French, German and Bangla. Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata won the 2015 Tata Literature Live! Award for Book of the Year (Fiction). Her latest book is the collaborative Over and Under Ground…

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Karthika Naïr at Unnameable Books

December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am

Karthika Naïr will discuss her retelling of the Mahabharata, Until the Lions, at one of our favorite bookshops.

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Karthika Naïr at the Seattle Art Museum

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Join us to hear Karthika Naïr discuss her radical retelling of the Mahabharata, Until the Lions. French-Indian, poet-dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr is the author of several books, including The Honey Hunter, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet and published in English, French, German and Bangla. Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, her reimagining of the Mahabharata in multiple voices, won the 2015 Tata Literature Live! Award for Book of the Year (Fiction). Her latest book is the collaborative Over and Under Ground in…

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Karthika Naïr in conversation with Wendy Doniger

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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Join us for an night of poetry and conversation at the Seminary Co-op in Chicago. About the author: Karthika Naïr has written several books, including the poetry collection Bearings and the children’s fable The Honey Hunter, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. She was the principal scriptwriter of choreographer Akram Khan’s multiple-award-winning solo, DESH (2011). Khan's adaptation of a chapter of Until the Lions won the 2016 Tanz Award for Outstanding Production. Another adaptation of the book, this time for opera, will premiere in March…

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January 2020

Álvaro Enrigue and Jonathan Blitzer discuss Juan Carlos Onetti

January 22 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
192 Books, 192 10th Avenue at 21st St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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please join us for a conversation between Álvaro Enrigue and Jonathan Blitzer on the life and work of Juan Carlos Onetti, and his collection A Dream Come True, translated by Katherine Silver. Tuesday, January 21st 7:00pm 192 Books – 192 10th Avenue at 21st street Álvaro Enrigue is an award winning novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The White Review, n+1, London Review of Books, El País, among others. His novel…

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