won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights (Riverhead). She is also the recipient of the inaugural Michael Henry Heim Prize for Translation. Her novel Homesick, originally written in Spanish, is forthcoming in English from Unnamed Press this fall, and in Spanish (Entropía) and Polish (Wydawnictwo Literackie) in 2020.
Wednesdays, April 24–May 15, 2019
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Even if you don’t speak another language, translation can be a wonderful way to explore how language works. Refresh your approach to your own reading and writing in this workshop with award-winning translator Jennifer Croft. We will look closely at a range of texts, including but not limited to work in translation; and complete one translation of our own. Sessions will be divided into four themes: Reading, Translating, Revising, and Untranslatability. Among the works we’ll discuss are: Laszlo Krasznohorkai’s “On Velocity” (translated by George Szirtes); Rabee Jabber’s Confessions (translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid); Olga Anokhina, “Vladimir Nabokov and His Translators”; Jamel Brinkley, “J’ouvert, 1996”; Katie Kitamura’s A Separation; and Clare Cavanagh’s “The Art of Losing.”
April 24–May 15
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