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WLT Off the Beaten Craft: “Literature in Translation”

November 4, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

Literature in Translation
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WLT hosts Off the Beaten Craft talks a few times a year, featuring presentations from authors and experts who know their stuff, focused on a genre, form, or topic that we don’t often get to talk about.

About the event:

A great literary translator combines a passion for foreign literature, deep knowledge of a foreign language, and writing versatility. After all, literary translators are writers called upon to recreate another writer’s ideas and style in a different language. What does it take to translate literature well, and what is different about publishing a translation versus an original work?  What does it mean to be a professional literary translator?

Join us for this presentation if:
  • You don’t know what a literary translator does and why.
  • You want to learn more about the art of translation.
  • You’re interested in learning how someone becomes a translator.

Featured Presenter(s)

Marian Schwartz has translated Russian classics such as Anna Karenina and Oblomov and contemporary fiction and nonfiction, including such authors as Mikhail Shishkin, Olga Slavnikova, and Leonid Yuzefovich. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including two NEA Translation Fellowships, the 2014 Read Russia Prize for Contemporary Literature, and the 2018 Linda Gaboriau Award for Translation awarded by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and is a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. Her latest published translations are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, book 3 (University of Notre Dame Press) and Nina Berberova’s first novel, The Last and the First (Pushkin Press). www.marianschwartz.com


November 4, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
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