A Conversation with Jennifer Croft: A Women in Translation Month event
Celebrate Women in Translation Month with a live conversation with translator and writer Jennifer Croft on the Paris Review Instagram! Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras,and her translation of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk's Flights won the Man Booker International Prize. Croft holds an M.F.A. in literary translation from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from Northwestern University. She will be joined by Paris Review engagement editor Rhian Sasseen.
Laura van den Berg in conversation with Emily Nemens
To celebrate the publication of I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, the newest collection from Paris Review contributor Laura van den Berg, Emily Nemens will be in conversation with van den Berg on The Paris Review’s Instagram.
I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Laura van den Berg’s first story collection since her prizewinning book The Isle of Youth, draws readers into a world of wholly original, sideways ghost stories that linger in the mouth and the mind. Both timeless and urgent, these eleven stories confront misogyny, violence, and the impossible economics of America with van den Berg’s trademark spiky humor and surreal eye. Moving from the peculiarities of Florida to liminal spaces of travel in Mexico City, Sicily, and Iceland, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is uncannily attuned to our current moment, and to the fears we reveal to no one but ourselves.
Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and an Indie Next pick and was named a best book of 2018 by more than a dozen publications. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Award, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Born and raised in Florida, Laura splits her time between the Boston area and Central Florida, with her husband and dog.
Emily Nemens is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in February 2020. In 2018 Nemens became the seventh editor of The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly. Since her arrival, the magazine has won the ASME Award for Fiction, seen record-high circulation, published two anthologies, and produced a second season of its acclaimed podcast. Previously, she coedited The Southern Review, a storied literary quarterly published at Louisiana State University.
This event will take place on The Paris Review’s Instagramas a live event.
A Conversation with Katrina Dodson: A Women in Translation Month event
Explore the process behind issue no. 233’s Art of Translation interview with Margaret Jull Costa in a live Instagram conversation with her interviewer, Katrina Dodson, in honor of Women in Translation Month! Dodson’s translations from the Portuguese include The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector, which won the 2016 PEN Translation Prize, and Mário de Andrade’s 1928 Modernist novel Macunaíma, the Hero With No Character, forthcoming from New Directions. She is currently adapting her Lispector translation journal into a book and teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. She will be joined by engagement editor Rhian Sasseen.
Eat Your Words: Virtual Wine Tasting with Valerie Stivers and Hank Zona
Join Valerie Stivers, author of the Daily’s Eat Your Words column, for a virtual wine tasting with expert Hank Zona, live on the Paris Review Instagram. They’ll be drinking in the spirit of D. H. Lawrence, the subject of the latest Eat Your Words. Bring one of the wines listedhere, or any chilled red, and they’ll discuss Lady Chatterley’s Lover, give you tasting notes, and suggest food pairings.
Past Event: Kelli Jo Ford in conversation with Emily Nemens
To celebrate the launch of Crooked Hallelujah, the debut novel from 2019 Plimpton Prize winner Kelli Jo Ford, The Paris Review partnered with Fort Greene’s beloved Greenlight Bookstore to bring editor Emily Nemens in conversation with Ford about the novel and her process.
The Paris Review’s editor, Emily Nemens, hosted a tour through the Summer issue, featuring several contributors to no. 233. The program will include readings of work from the issue and a conversation about translation.