WORD and PEN America Present: Not Invisible Today the Translators of PEN Prize Winners

09/11/2018 - 7:30pm

Sponsored by PEN America’s Translation Committee, moderated by Committee member Jonathan Cohen, this program showcases three translators talking translation and reading from their works: Pierre Joris, 2005 PEN Poetry in Translation Award winner for Lightduress, translated from the German of Paul Celan; Tess Lewis, 2017 PEN Translation Prize winner for Angel of Oblivion, translated from the German of Maja Haderlap; and Sandra Smith, 2007 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize winner for Suite Française, translated from the French of Irène Némirovsky. Enjoy some wine and hear how these translators perform as writers and make the foreign familiar during this Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event here at WORD!

Suite Francaise (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control.

Angel of Oblivion Cover Image
By Maja Haderlap, Tess Lewis (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780914671466
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Published: Archipelago - August 30th, 2016

Haderlap is an accomplished poet, and that lyricism leaves clear traces on this ravishing debut, which won the prestigious Bachmann Prize in 2011. The descriptions are sensual, and the unusual similes and metaphors occasionally change perspective unexpectedly.

The Fires of Autumn (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781101872277
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Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2015

This panoramic exploration of French life between the wars reads like a prequel to Irène Némirovsky’s international bestseller Suite Française.

Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry: A Bilingual Edition Cover Image
By Paul Celan, Pierre Joris (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780374125981
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 2nd, 2014

2015 National Translation Award Winner in Poetry