On Thursday April 21st at 7pm EDT, Nandana Dev Sen will be reading alongside Jennifer Jean and Alex Braslavsky. Nandana will read from the book Acrobat, by her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen. The three writers will also engage in a conversation on poetry and translation. You can get a ticket to the event here. The event will also be livestreamed on the Brookline Booksmith YouTube channel.
NABANEETA DEV SEN (1938-2019) remains one of the most beloved and versatile Bengali writers of all time. Equally expressive in poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction, she has over one hundred books to her credit, including compilations of poems, novels, plays, stories, memoirs, academic essays, children’s literature, political columns, literary translations, and multiple volumes of her collected works.
NANDANA DEV SEN is a writer, actor and child-rights activist. She has starred in 20 feature films, authored six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages globally, and two collections of her translations of the poetry of her mother, Nabaneeta Dev Sen.
JENNIFER JEAN‘s poetry collections include VOZ, Object Lesson, and The Fool. She has received honors, residencies, and fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Her Story Is collective, the Academy of American Poets, the Kolkata International Poetry Festival, and the Women’s Federation for World Peace, among others.
ALEX BRASLAVSKY is a poet, translator, and scholar. She is a doctorate student in the Slavic Department at Harvard University, where she writes scholarship on Russian, Polish, and Czech poetry through a comparative poetics lens.