|September 24, 2014||
A Night with Naja Marie Aidt in Oakland
Naja Marie Aidt reads from her lauded book Baboon at one of Oakland's coolest indie bookstores. Aidt, who is a leading Scandinavian writer, and who received the Nordic Council Literary Prize for Baboon, reads from these tense, explosive, surreal stories.
Aidt is also joined on stage by translator and poet Denise Newman for a discussion of these uniquely powerful stories. Copies of Baboon will be available for purchase, and Aidt and Newman will be happy to sign.
|September 25, 2014||
A Night with Naja Marie Aidt in San Francisco
Naja Marie Aidt reads from her lauded book Baboon at leading independent bookstore The Booksmith. Aidt, who is a leading Scandinavian writer, and who received the Nordic Council Literary Prize for Baboon, reads from these tense, explosive, surreal stories.
Aidt is also joined on stage by translator and poet Denise Newman and Two Lines Press's Scott Esposito, for a moderated discussion of these uniquely powerful stories. Copies of Baboon will be available for purchase, and Aidt and Newman will be happy to sign.
|October 9, 2014||
Two Voices Salon with Ottilie Mulzet
Here's your chance to be part of a conversation with Ottilie Mulzet, winner of the 2013 Best Translated Book Award for her translation of Seiobo There Below, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai.
Skyping in all the way from Prague, Ottilie Mulzet will be talking about the amazing work she did with Krasznahorkai's über-intricate sentences, as well as talking about just what is going on in this astonishing book. She will also be talking about projects of Krasznahorkai's that she is currently working on, and which will be published in upcoming years.
Plus, you'll get a chance to meet other translator-lovers, hear about the latest new things in the world of translation, and have a beer or two on us!
It all happens at our offices at 582 Market St., Suite 700, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 9. Bring your copies of Seiobo, and your questions and observations about Krasznahorkai and Ottilie's work with his prose.
|October 15, 2014||
Dark and Stormy: A Night of Contemporary Swedish Poetry
In conjunction with Litquake we present poet and translator Malena Mörling, reading from The Star By My Head, her striking new anthology of eight contemporary poets from Sweden (co-edited with Jonas Ellerström).
Including Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer, and published by Milkweed Editions in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By My Head is a fully bilingual guidebook to one of the richest and mostly starkly compelling poetic traditions. According to Ilya Kamisky it “will help us to see ourselves in a new way.”
Mörling will also be interviewed on-stage by poet, translator, UC Berkeley professor, and National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize—winner Robert Hass.
It all takes place at Green Apple Books' brand new location at 1231 9th Avenue. Copies of the anthology will be on hand for sale and signing.
Malena Mörling is the author of two collections of poems, Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has received a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Robert Hass is the author of half a dozen collections of poetry, and is also the principle translator of the great Polish poet Czesław Miłosz, plus by Pablo Neruda. He received the National Book Award in 2007 for his poetry collection Time and Materials and the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for the same title.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org