Events

Two Voices
  • December 11, 2018 | 7:00pm

    Cosmopolitan Wanderlust: Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod discuss Oliverio Girondo’s Decals

    The Laundry | 3359 26th Street | San Francisco, California

    Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod join Silvia Oviedo López to discuss their translation of Decals: Complete Early Poems by Oliverio Girondo, an important influence on Jorge Luis Borges and others.

  • November 15, 2018 | 7:30pm

    CANCELED Beyond the Russian Classics: Marian Schwartz

    Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, CA

    Due to poor air quality– the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Bay Area is projected to be “very unhealthy”– our event with Marian Schwartz to discuss Horsemen of the Sands has been canceled.  Not all Russian literature is an 800-page tome from the 19th century. Marian Schwartz joins Sabrina Jaszi to talk about translating contemporary Russian literature and her latest translation of Leonid Yuzefovich’s Horsemen of the Sands. 

  • November 7, 2018 | 7:00pm

    The Order of the Day with author Éric Vuillard

    Jewish Community Library | 1835 Ellis Street | San Francisco, California

    French writer and filmmaker Éric Vuillard talks about The Order of the Day, winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt and translated into English by Mark Polizotti.

  • October 23, 2018 | 7:30pm

    False Calm: María Sonia Cristoff & Katherine Silver

    American Bookbinders Museum | 355 Clementina Street | San Francisco, California

    Argentine author María Sonia Cristoff and translator Katherine Silver discuss False Calm, a journey through the ghost towns of Patagonia.

  • October 18, 2018 | 7:30pm

    Anniversaries: Damion Searls

    Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California

    Damion Searls discusses his translation of Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, by Uwe Johnson.

  • October 14, 2018 | 3:00pm

    Belonging: Kim Sagwa at Litquake

    Swedish American Hall | 2174 Market Street | San Francisco, California

    Award-winning Korean author Kim Sagwa and memoirist Sisonke Msimang discuss the complexities of young girls on the path to womanhood, from South Korea to South Africa, Canada, and beyond.

  • October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

    Litquake 2018: Words Around the World

    San Francisco, California

    CAT is sponsoring a weekend of global programming at Litquake this year.

  • October 10, 2018 - October 19, 2018

    Mina Author Tour with Kim Sagwa

    Brooklyn | Chicago | Minneapolis | San Francisco | Los Angeles | Houston | Seattle

    Kim Sagwa travels to 7 cities to talk about Mina, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton.

  • October 4, 2018 | 7:30pm

    2018 Man Booker International Prize Winners: Olga Tokarczuk & Jennifer Croft

    Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California

    Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft discuss Flights, winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.

  • September 27, 2018

    2nd Annual Day of Translation with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center

    The Bistro (G38) | Johnson Student Center | George Mason University | 4400 University Drive | Fairfax, Virginia

    Join us for our second annual Day of Translation co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. All panels and events will take place at the Bistro in the Johnson Student Center on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA.

  • September 23, 2018 | 5:00pm

    An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard

    This event has been canceled.

    On the occasion of the publication of the long awaited final installment in the series—Book Six, which confronts the impact of blurring the line between private and public—the Norwegian writer makes a rare West Coast appearance to share his most recent work on the ALOUD stage. Join us for a conversation between Los Angeles Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Tom Lutz and Knausgaard on this monumental work and the radical act of total transparency.

  • September 20, 2018 | 7:00pm

    After the Winter: Guadalupe Nettel

    East Bay Booksellers | 5433 College Avenue | Oakland, California

    Acclaimed Mexican writer Guadalupe Nettel joins Brad Johnson to talk about her latest novel, After the Winter, brought into English by Rosalind Harvey.

  • July 24, 2018 | 7:00pm

    Wolff Translator’s Prize Winner Isabel Fargo Cole: Unearthing Wolfgang Hilbig

    Goethe-Institut San Francisco | ART-Lounge | 530 Bush Street (entrance street level) | San Francisco, California

    Join us for a double celebration at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco! We will toast Berlin-based translator Isabel Fargo Cole, winner of this year’s Helen & Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of Wolfgang Hilbig’s Old Rendering Plant, and the recent publication of The Tidings of the Trees. Cole will discuss the translator as discoverer, the challenges of recreating the experience of language, and the artistic intimacy one cultivates by translating multiple works by the same writer with editor and critic Joseph Schreiber.

  • May 30, 2018 - June 3, 2018

    Center for the Art of Translation at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

    The Castro Theater | 429 Castro Street | San Francisco, CA

    We’re sponsoring the screening of the 1929 German film Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness (Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück) at this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Bradley Schmidt masterfully translated the intertitles into English from a Berliner dialect.

  • May 3, 2018 | 7:30pm

    The Apartment in Bab El-Louk: Elisabeth Jaquette and Ganzeer

    Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California

    Translator Elisabeth Jaquette, graphic designer Ganzeer, and Edward Gauvin discuss Donia Maher, Ganzeer, and Ahmed Nady’s The Apartment in Bab El-Louk, translated brilliantly by Elisabeth Jaquette.

  • April 28, 2018 | 3:45pm

    Off the Map: Traveling, Self, and Other

    Magnes Museum | 2121 Allston Way | Berkeley, CA

    Travel writing is about aspiration as much as place, about a state of being—a hoped-for transformation of identity—as much as a physical landscape. Sylvia Brownrigg, Kerry Campbell, Geoff Dyer, and John Freeman will be at the Bay Area Book Festival to explore the concept of “place” from very different perspectives. Moderated by Olivia Sears.

  • April 28, 2018 | 3:15pm

    Knots of Wonder: Masatsugu Ono at the Bay Area Book Fest

    Hotel Shattuck Plaza – White Cotton Room | 2086 Allston Way | Berkeley, California

    Masatsugu Ono, winner of Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize, will be at the Bay Area Book Festival to discuss his novel, Lion Cross Point, coming this spring from Two Lines Press.

  • April 21, 2018 - April 28, 2018

    Lion Cross Point Author Tour with Masatsugo Ono

    Seattle, WA | Dallas, TX | Houston, TX | Portland, OR | Berkeley, CA

    We host a 5-city U.S. tour with Lion Cross Point author Masatsugu Ono, winner of Japan’s prestigious Akatugawa Prize.

  • April 19, 2018 | 7:00pm

    A Translator Walks into a Bar with Jessica Cohen

    Jewish Community Library | 1835 Ellis Street | San Francisco, California

    Jessica Cohen, translator of the Man Booker International Prize-winning A Horse Walks into a Bar, will discuss the joys and challenges of rendering the work of some of the finest Israeli writers into English.

  • April 12, 2018 | 7:00pm

    Celebrating Marcel Schwob: Chris Clarke and Kit Schluter in Conversation with Stephen Sparks

    The Laundry | 3359 26th Street | San Francisco, California

    Join translators Chris Clarke and Kit Schluter for an overdue celebration of French writer Marcel Schwob, the cult phenomenon who secretly influenced generations of writers from Guillaume Apollinaire and Jorge Luis Borges to Roberto Bolaño. Point Reyes Books owner and reader extraordinaire Stephen Sparks moderates.