January 27, 2015 Catalan Literature and Tapas!

Join renowned translators Peter Bush and Katherine Silver in a conversation about the work of Josep Pla, "the most celebrated Catalan writer of his generation". Enjoy FREE tantalizing tapas and famous paellas at San Francisco's B44 Catalan Bistro.

Bush's translation of Pla's masterpiece The Gray Notebook recently won the Ramon Llull award. The New York Times called The Gray Notebook "a vibrant testimony to the power of words..." Bush's translation of BItter Life will be released in April 2015. He has also translated dozens of books from Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese, including work by Quim Monzo and Juan Carlos Onetti.

The Bay Area's own Katherine Silver is an award-winning translator and director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. She's translated some of the most important contemporary Spanish-language literature, including César Aira and Horacio Castellanos Moya. Her translation of Martín Adán’s The Cardboard House was runner-up for the PEN Translation Award in 2013.

  • January 27
  • B44 Catalan Bistro
  • 44 Belden Place, San Francisco
  • 5:00 pm (event begins at 5:30)
  • FREE (includes tapas!)