Edith Grossman & Steve Dolph
Where: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York, NY 10012
Edith Grossman is a translator, critic, and teacher of literature in Spanish. She was born in Philadelphia, attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California at Berkeley, completed a PhD at New York University, and has been the recipient of awards and honors including Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and Guggenheim Fellowships, the PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Queen Sofía Translation Prize, and induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Grossman has brought over into English poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by major Latin American writers, including Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alvaro Mutis, and Mayra Montero. Peninsular works that she has translated include Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, novels by Julián Ríos, Carmen Laforet, and Antonio Muñoz Molina, and poetry of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her recent translation of the Soledades, by Luis de Góngora, will be published by Penguin Classics in July, 2011. She lives in Manhattan and has two sons, both of whom are musicians.
Steve Dolph is the founding editor of Calque, a journal of literature in translation. His translation of Juan José Saer’s The Sixty-Five Years of Washington was recently published by Open Letter Books. Two more translations of Saer novels, Scars and La Grande, are forthcoming from Open Letter. He lives in Philadelphia.
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