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September 2020

MACHINES À ÉCRIRE: Scholastique Mukasonga in conversation with Laure Adler

September 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On September 28, Scholastique Mukasonga will join Laure Alder for the first of a series of virtual lectures on contemporary writing in French hosted by La Maison Française of New York University. The event will be free to attend, but registration is required. Registration information and other event details to come. 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…

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Virtual Event: Scholastique Mukasonga with Maaza Mengiste, 6 pm EST

September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This September, Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore are hosting a virtual conversation between Scholastique Mukasonga and novelist Maaza Mengiste, as part of their Transnational Literature Series. Register for free here. Igifu, translated from the French by Jordan Stump,  is a collection of Scholastique Mukasonga’s autobiographical stories, which rend a glorious Rwanda from the obliterating force of recent history, conjuring the noble cows of her home or the dew-swollen grass they graze on. Born in Rwanda in 1956, Scholastique Mukasonga…

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Translating Intimacies: a virtual panel with Nandana Sen, Tess Lewis, and Linn Mehta, 7 pm EST

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

        The panel will be hosted virtually, on Zoom, on September 30th, 2020 at 7 pm EST. RSVP for free here. On International Translation Day, McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers are hosting Nandana Sen, Tess Lewis, and Linn Mehta as they celebrate linguistic and literary diversity by sharing their translations of works by three beloved writers. An actor, writer, and child-rights activist, Nandana Sen has authored six children’s books, translated into 15 languages globally. She grew up in…

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October 2020

Virtual Event: Annual Brooklyn Indie Party

October 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Brooklyn Book Festival goes virtual this year, and Greenlight’s traditional Brooklyn Indie Party (ten years and counting) must go online as well! On the Friday night before BKBF, Greenlight once again partners with CLMP, as well as some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers, to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with an all-star revue! Each of tonight’s presses will have an editor or publisher introducing a featured author, highlighting great…

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Virtual Event: Ivan Vladislavić at the Brooklyn Book Festival

October 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

                  On October 4th at 2pm EST, Ivan Vladislavić will be featured on the Brooklyn Book Festival's virtual webinar "Coming of Age in Challenging Times." Register here. Childhood can seem to exist in a bubble, defined by the rituals of family and home. But outside pressures are never far off. In Romesh Gunesekera’s Suncatcher, a young boy in 1960s Sri Lanka revels in the thrill of the make-believe, while gradually becoming aware…

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Virtual Event: Elias Khoury in conversation with Robyn Creswell

October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
192 Books, 192 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011 United States

On October 13, 2020 at 6 PM EST, 192 Books and Paula Cooper Studios are hosting a virtual conversation between Elias Khoury and Robyn Creswell. They will discuss the current situation in Beirut, and also speak about Khoury's most recent translated work of fiction, Children of the Ghetto: My Name is Adam (translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies). No registration required. The talk will be live-streamed here, and a recording will be posted as well shortly after it concludes,…

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Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Peter Godwin

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On October 15th at 6:30pm EDT, Ivan Vladislavić joins Community Bookstore to present his new novel The Distance, in conversation with Peter Godwin. This event will take place on zoom, you can register here. In his youth in 1970s suburban Pretoria, Joe falls in love with Muhammad Ali. He diligently scrapbooks newspaper clippings of his his hero, recording the showman’s words and taking in his inimitable brand of resistance. Forty years later, digging out his yellowed archive of Ali clippings and…

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Andrea Rosenberg with Nicole Rudick

October 27, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

On October 27th at 9:00pm EST, Andrea Rosenberg joins Nicole Rudick at Elliott Bay Book Company to discuss her translation of Tomás González’ novel Difficult Light. This event is free and will take place on zoom. You can register here. From one of Colombia's greatest contemporary novelists, Difficult Light is a formally daring meditation on grief, written in candid, arresting prose. "González's last two novels, Difficult Light and The Storm were both hailed as quiet masterpieces at the time of…

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November 2020

Scholastique Mukasonga in conversation with Kaiama L. Glover

November 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

On November 21st at 2:00pm EST, Scholastique Mukasonga joins Barnard professor Kaiama L. Glover at Albertine to discuss her latest novel, Igifu. This event is free and will be in French. You can find the zoom link here. Scholastique Mukasonga, born in Rwanda in 1956, experienced from childhood the violence and humiliation of the ethnic conflicts that shook her country. She settled in France in 1992, only 2 years before the brutal genocide of the Tutsi swept through Rwanda. In…

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December 2020

Pierre Joris, Geoffrey Brock, and Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody in conversation, moderated by Mary Ann Caws

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

On Tuesday, December 1st at 6:00pm EST, Pierre Joris, Geoffrey Brock, and Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody will be joining moderator Mary Ann Caws for a conversation hosted by 192 Books and Paula Cooper Gallery. They'll be discussing their recent translations of Paul Celan's Memory Rose into Threshold Speech, Guiseppe Ungaretti's Allegria, and Paul Valéry's The Idea of Perfection, respectively. The live event will stream directly on this page. No rsvp or reservation is required. A recording will be posted shortly afterwards. During the…

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