Events

February 11, 2016 Two Voices Salon with translator Valerie Miles on Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas

Our first Salon of 2016, with translator Valerie Miles in conversation with Scott Esposito about her work translating Enrique Vila-Matas.

Valerie Miles is an American writer, translator, and editor living in Barcelona. She was the editorial director of Emecé Editores and associate director of Alfaguara, and for several years oversaw the New York Review Books classics collection in Spanish. In 2003 she co-founded Granta en español, now a project of Galaxia Gutenberg. Her articles and stories have appeared in The New York TimesEl PaísLa Vanguardia, and in magazines such as the Paris Review, Harper's and Granta. Miles translates from the Spanish and Catalán and is a professor in the postgraduate program for literary translation at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Her first book, A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish Language Fiction, was published by Open Letter in 2014.

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona and is the author of numerous books, essays, and criticism, including Historia abreviada de la literature portátil (A Brief History of Portable Literature), his first book to achieve critical acclaim. Vila-Matas is known for his balance of fiction and autobiography, a type of literary "auto-fiction".

We'll kick off the evening as usual with a short discussion of what's new in translation and what we're reading now. Come prepared to join the conversation!

  • February 11, 2016
  • Center for the Art of Translation office
  • 582 Market St. (at 2nd), Suite 700, San Francisco
  • FREE food and drinks
  • 6:00-7:00 pm
February 18, 2016 The Boys author Toni Sala at Brazos Bookstore in Houston

If you missed our events last fall with The Boys author Toni Sala, you have four more chances to hear him read! Two Lines Press and Brazos Bookstore have partnered to bring Toni to Houston.

About the book: Set in and around the small town of Vidreres, The Boys begins with the death of two brothers and features four stories linked in unexpected ways. Those we meet there—a bank employee, truckers, prostitutes, frustrated landowners and their heirs—are all rattling at the doors of their respective cages, hunting for meaning and their place in the hierarchy of contemporary rural life. The shock waves that ripple through the town leave no one untouched, with tension mounting in the closing pages for the final reveal.

Expertly translation by Mara Faye Lethem, Kirkus Reviews has called The Boys "altogether brilliant".

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors for his writing. He lives in Barcelona.

February 19, 2016 Bookstore Event with Mexican writer Alvaro Enrigue

We welcome Mexican author Alvaro Enrigue to the Bay Area to celebrate the publication of his new book, Sudden Death, translated by Natasha Wimmer and out from Riverhead Books. This is his first novel to be translated into English.

Alvaro Enrigue is the award-winning author of four novels and two books of short stories. His first novel, La muerte de un instalador (Death of an Installation Artist), was awarded the Joaquin Mortiz Prize and in 2012 was named one of the key 20th century novels of Mexico.

Sudden Death (Muerte subita) was the winner of the 31st Herralde Novel Prize in 2013. It's "a daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas in the sixteenth century that continue to reverberate throughout modernity..."

February 19, 2016 The Boys author Toni Sala at Malvern Books in Austin

Two Lines Press and Malvern Books have partnered to bring The Boys author Toni Sala to Austin for a reading and conversation. Don't miss it!

About the book: Set in and around the small town of Vidreres, The Boys begins with the death of two brothers and features four stories linked in unexpected ways. Those we meet there—a bank employee, truckers, prostitutes, frustrated landowners and their heirs—are all rattling at the doors of their respective cages, hunting for meaning and their place in the hierarchy of contemporary rural life. The shock waves that ripple through the town leave no one untouched, with tension mounting in the closing pages for the final reveal.

Expertly translation by Mara Faye Lethem, Kirkus Reviews has called The Boys "altogether brilliant".

  • February 19, 2016
  • Malvern Books
  • 613 W. 29th St., Austin
  • 7:00 pm
  • FREE

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors for his writing. He lives in Barcelona.

February 23, 2016 The Boys author Toni Sala at Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago

Two Lines Press and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore have partnered to bring The Boys author Toni Sala to Chicago for a reading and conversation. Don't miss it!

About the book: Set in and around the small town of Vidreres, The Boys begins with the death of two brothers and features four stories linked in unexpected ways. Those we meet there—a bank employee, truckers, prostitutes, frustrated landowners and their heirs—are all rattling at the doors of their respective cages, hunting for meaning and their place in the hierarchy of contemporary rural life. The shock waves that ripple through the town leave no one untouched, with tension mounting in the closing pages for the final reveal.

Expertly translation by Mara Faye Lethem, Kirkus Reviews has called The Boys "altogether brilliant".

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors for his writing. He lives in Barcelona.

February 24, 2016 The Boys author Toni Sala at Penn Book Center in Philadelphia

Two Lines Press and the Penn Book Center have partnered to bring The Boys author Toni Sala to Philadelphia for a reading and conversation. Don't miss it!

About the book: Set in and around the small town of Vidreres, The Boys begins with the death of two brothers and features four stories linked in unexpected ways. Those we meet there—a bank employee, truckers, prostitutes, frustrated landowners and their heirs—are all rattling at the doors of their respective cages, hunting for meaning and their place in the hierarchy of contemporary rural life. The shock waves that ripple through the town leave no one untouched, with tension mounting in the closing pages for the final reveal.

Expertly translation by Mara Faye Lethem, Kirkus Reviews has called The Boys "altogether brilliant".

  • February 24, 2016
  • Penn Book Center
  • 6130 S. 34th St., Philadelphia
  • 7:00 pm
  • FREE

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors for his writing. He lives in Barcelona.

February 25, 2016 The Boys author Toni Sala with translator Mara Faye Lethem at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn

Don't miss your last chance to meet Toni Sala stateside! Two Lines Press returns to Community Bookstore in Brooklyn for a final event with The Boys author. Translator Mara Faye Lethem will be a part of the event as well, to talk about the process of bringing the book into English.

About the book: Set in and around the small town of Vidreres, The Boys begins with the death of two brothers and features four stories linked in unexpected ways. Those we meet there—a bank employee, truckers, prostitutes, frustrated landowners and their heirs—are all rattling at the doors of their respective cages, hunting for meaning and their place in the hierarchy of contemporary rural life. The shock waves that ripple through the town leave no one untouched, with tension mounting in the closing pages for the final reveal.

Expertly translation by Mara Faye Lethem, Kirkus Reviews has called The Boys "altogether brilliant".

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors for his writing. He lives in Barcelona.

April 21, 2016 Two Voices Salon with Chris Clarke on Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano

We'll talk with Chris Clarke about his translation of French writer and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano's In the Cafe of Lost Youth (New York Review Books). A short, pensive novel of bohemian Paris just after the war, Kirkus Reviews calls it "Evocative and perfectly written—trademark Modiano, in other words."

Clarke is a PhD student in French at City University of New York (CUNY), and together with Barbara Wright, translator of Exercises in Style: 65th Anniversary Edition, a collection of fiction by Raymond Queneau

We'll kick off the evening as usual with a short discussion of what's new in translation and what we're reading now. Come prepared to join the conversation!

  • April 21, 2016
  • Center for the Art of Translation office
  • 582 Market St. (at 2nd), Suite 700, San Francisco
  • FREE food and drinks
  • 6:00-7:00 pm