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Ottilie Mulzet is a Hungarian translator of poetry and prose, as well as a literary critic. Her translation of Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s most recent novel, Seiobo There Below (New Directions), won the Best Translated Book Award in 2014. Other translations include Szilard Borbély’s The Dispossessed and Gábor Schein’s Lazarus.
László Krasznahorkai is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter known for his difficult and demanding novels, often labeled as postmodern, with dystopian and melancholic themes. He is considered by many to be the most important living Hungarian author, and has been a major literary figure in his native country since publishing his first book, Satantango, in 1985. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, and the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango.
October 9, 2014 | 6:00pm

Two Voices Salon: Hungarian Translator Ottilie Mulzet

Center for the Art of Translation | 582 Market Street, Suite 700 | San Francisco, CA

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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 Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

Mulzet will talk about the work she did with Krasznahorkai’s intricate sentences, and 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.

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Ottilie Mulzet is a Hungarian translator of poetry and prose, as well as a literary critic. Her translation of Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s most recent novel, Seiobo There Below (New Directions), won the Best Translated Book Award in 2014. Other translations include Szilard Borbély’s The Dispossessed and Gábor Schein’s Lazarus.
László Krasznahorkai is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter known for his difficult and demanding novels, often labeled as postmodern, with dystopian and melancholic themes. He is considered by many to be the most important living Hungarian author, and has been a major literary figure in his native country since publishing his first book, Satantango, in 1985. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, and the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango.