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Monday, May 1, 2017
12:30 PM

Bae is the author of three books currently available in English translation: Nowhere to Be Found, which was longlisted for both the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award; A Greater Music, which was the focus of our second annual celebration last fall; and Recitation, which just came out from Deep Vellum. We’ll be bringing out a fourth book of hers—a collection of short stories entitled North Station—later this year. It’s also worth noting that her last three books were all translated by Deborah Smith—winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian

She is also an acclaimed translator from German into Korean, having translated works by Franz Kafka, W. G. Sebald, Jenny Erpenbeck, and more—the influence of which is definitely apparent in her own writing.  

Sophie Hughes provides one of the best summaries of Bae’s writing in her piece for Music & Literature. "The experience of reading the prize-winning Korean-born writer Bae Suah is simultaneously uncanny, estranging, and spellbinding, an effect that becomes perceptible the more you read. . . . Bae Suah offers the chance to unknow—to see the every-day afresh and be defamiliarized with what we believe we know—which is no small offering."

Copies of A Greater Music and Recitation will be available. Suah will also speak at Nox Cocktail Lounge, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

 Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Open Letter Books.  

Excellence Through Equity: Creating Schools that Serve All Children Well Off Campus
Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:00 PM

East High School Edward J. Cavalier Auditorium

Pedro Noguera will speak on "“Excellence Through Equity” in Rochester Area Schools" and will be followed by a panel discussion of distinguished guests including:  Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Vice Chancellor Board of Regents T. Andrew Brown, East Upper School social studies teacher Gloribel Arvelo-Park, East Lower School parent Natasha Green, and Warner School Professor Joanne Larson. Stephen Uebbing, a professor and director of the Center for Urban Education Success at the Warner School, will moderate the discussion.

The evening event will also feature opening remarks from Joel Seligman and East Superintendent Shaun Nelms. Sponsored by the Warner School of Education. Open to the public. To request special accommodations, call (585) 210-9754 or e-mail More information online