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Adam Morris has a PhD in Latin American Literature from Stanford University and is the recipient of the 2012 Susan Sontag Foundation Prize in literary translation. He is the translator of João Gilberto Noll’s Atlantic Hotel (Two Lines Press, 2017) and Quiet Creature on the Corner (Two Lines Press, 2016), and Hilda Hilst’s With My Dog-Eyes (Melville House Books, 2014). His writing and translations have been published widely, including in BOMB magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many others. He lives in San Francisco.
João Gilberto Noll is the author of nearly twenty books. His work has appeared in Brazil’s leading periodicals, and he has been a guest of the Rockefeller Foundation, King’s College London, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow. A five-time recipient of the Prêmio Jabuti, and the recipient of more than ten awards in all, he lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Scott Esposito has worked in the field of translated literature for over a decade. He specializes in Latin American and Mitteleuropan literature.
May 18, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Worlds of João Gilberto Noll: Adam Morris in discussion with Scott Esposito

City Lights Booksellers | 261 Columbus Avenue | San Francisco

Called “one of the most celebrated writers in contemporary Brazilian literature” by Guernica magazine, author João Gilberto Noll made a splash in the United States last year with the novel Quiet Creature on the Corner, named a “Best Book of 2016” by World Literature Today and praised in Literary Hub, the Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, and The Rumpus.

Now, Two Lines Press is very proud to announce a launch event at longtime Bay Area publishing mecca City Lights Booksellers to celebrate the release of the follow-up to Quiet Creature, Noll’s career-defining novel Atlantic Hotel.
Two Lines Press’s Scott Esposito will be in conversation with author and Portuguese translator Adam Morris, who has brought both Quiet Creature on the Corner and Atlantic Hotel into English.

Compared to David Lynch, César Aira, the Dadists, and the Situationists, Noll creates strange, surprising books that question our basic assumptions about identity, while delivering madcap plots that revolve around modern-day flâneurs. His innovative stories and difficult-to-pin-down sentences have been met enthusiastically by experimental American authors like Matt Bell, Brian Evenson, and Lance Olsen.

Join us at City Lights Booksellers on May 18 for a reading from Atlantic Hotel, along with an intriguing conversation delving into modern-day Brazil, Noll’s influences (including Clarice Lispector), his mysterious protagonists, and the challenges of translating his labyrinthine, twisty sentences into English.

Contact:
Leslie-Ann Woofter
[email protected]
415.512.8812
Translator
Adam Morris has a PhD in Latin American Literature from Stanford University and is the recipient of the 2012 Susan Sontag Foundation Prize in literary translation. He is the translator of João Gilberto Noll’s Atlantic Hotel (Two Lines Press, 2017) and Quiet Creature on the Corner (Two Lines Press, 2016), and Hilda Hilst’s With My Dog-Eyes (Melville House Books, 2014). His writing and translations have been published widely, including in BOMB magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many others. He lives in San Francisco.
João Gilberto Noll is the author of nearly twenty books. His work has appeared in Brazil’s leading periodicals, and he has been a guest of the Rockefeller Foundation, King’s College London, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow. A five-time recipient of the Prêmio Jabuti, and the recipient of more than ten awards in all, he lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Scott Esposito has worked in the field of translated literature for over a decade. He specializes in Latin American and Mitteleuropan literature.