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An Evening with Ann Goldstein
Tuesday, January 8 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
Book clubs are encouraged to read an Elena Ferrante novel (the first of which, “My Brilliant Friend,” is currently an eight-episode series on HBO) as the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library will host Ann Goldstein, the translator and the public face of the secretive, critically acclaimed author Elena Ferrante. Ms. Goldstein will be interviewed by Bronxville’s Sissel McCarthy, distinguished lecturer and director of the journalism program at Hunter College.
Ms. Goldstein is a rock star of the translation world. Her translations of Ferrante’s Neapolitan series have sold more than a million copies worldwide, making her one of the most sought-after translators of Italian literature. In addition to Ferrante’s novels, Ms. Goldstein has translated works by writers such as Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Jhumpa Lahiri, and edited The Complete Works of Primo Levi. She has been the recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and awards from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2016, her translation of Ferrante’s The Story of a Lost Child was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize honoring international novels in translation.
Alongside her career in translation, Ms. Goldstein is a former editor at The New Yorker.
This event is taking place at SOMMER CENTER, CONCORDIA COLLEGE.
THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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