Two of French’s Finest
McNally-Jackson Bookstore | 52 Prince Street | New York, NY
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In conjunction with The Bridge reading series in New York City, we celebrated the translators behind two astonishing new French translations from Two Lines Press.
We brought together Jordan Stump and Charlotte Mandell, who collectively have translated over 40 French authors, including Proust, Blanchot, Nobel laureate Claude Simon, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Eric Chevillard, and Mathias Enard.
These leading translators discussed their work with French-language phenoms Marie NDiaye and Jonathan Littell, both recipients of the prestigious Prix Goncourt and both published by Two Lines Press. NDiaye, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize in 2013, is the author of All My Friends, published in earlier this year by Two Lines Press. Littell, whom Time magazine raved is “a profoundly gifted writer,” is the author of The Fata Morgana Books, published in November by Two Lines Press. Stump and Mandell also gave readings from these new works of French fiction.