Articles Tagged ‘Words Without Borders’

"Anna Karenina" a National Translation Award Finalist

Anna Karenina coverA very good day.

First, my Anna Karenina got shortlistedfor ALTA's National Translation Award,

And then, Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize.  

Possibly not in that order.

In 2001, I translated a couple of essays by Alexievich for Autodafé: The Journal of the International Parliament of Writers: "Go Where You Shouldn't" and "Enquêtes sur l'amour en Russie (Inquiries into Love in Russia),"  and in 2005, Words Without Borders published my translation of a story of hers, "The Wondrous Deer of the Eternal Hunt," which you can read here.

"Go Where You Shouldn’t."

Reading Shishkin at Malvern Books

calligraphylessoncoverLast month I had the great pleasure of doing a reading of "Calligraphy Lesson," a story by Mikhail Shishkin, which first appeared on Words Without Borders and was published this year in Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories, published by Deep Vellum.

The reading was especially enjoyable because I shared the bill with Marcela Sulak, who was launching her new book of poetry translation, Twenty Girls To Envy Me, so the audience certainly got to hear a range of material!

Now Austin's excellent Malvern Books, which hosted the event, has posted a video of the reading, which you can enjoy by clicking here.

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