This Week

Things might be a little slow here at Three Percent this week. I’m going to be in Abu Dhabi attending—and writing about—the book fair. I’m not sure where exactly my articles/reports will appear, but as soon as I have the link, I’ll post it here.

As a mini-preview of things to come, after I get back, I’ll finish my series of posts on the Salzburg Global Seminar about translation. Also, we have a number of book reviews in the offing, including one for Rex by Jose Manuel Prieto, which is probably my current frontrunner for the 2010 Best Translated Book Award. (Although there’s a lot of time left and a lot of books on my “to read” shelf . . . )

This deserves its own post, but on March 23rd, we’re hosting a roundtable on “The Politics of Translation” here at the University of Rochester. The event starts at 5pm in the Plutzik Library (in the Special Collections & Rare Books section of Rush Rhees) and will feature Kathleen McNerney (author of a book on Merce Rodoreda, whose Death in Spring we’ll be bringing out in May), Suzanne Jill Levine (translator of Manuel Puig, G. Cabrera Infante and others) and Amanda Hopkinson (also translated a number of contemporary Latin American writers, and is the director of the British Centre for Literary Translation). Should be a really interesting discussion . . .

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