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May 2021

Kit Fan with the Toronto Public Library

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

On May 7th at noon Eastern, Kit Fan talks with Jennifer Lau about his hard-hitting and exhilarating debut novel, Diamond Hill (May 4, 2021),  a requiem for a disappearing city, as well as a meditation on powerlessness, religion, memory, and displacement. About the book: It…

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June 2021

Maryse Condé: Prix Mondial Cino del Duca 2021 Awards Ceremony

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

Maryse Condé will be awarded the Prix Mondial Cino del Duca 2021 for her oeuvre. The Prix Mondial Cino del Duca is an international literary award intended to reward an author whose work, in either scientific or literary form, constitutes a message of modern humanism. With an…

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Samar Yazbek at the Hay Festival

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm BST

Writing with Courage: Samar Yazbek (Planet of Clay) and Lydia Cacho Ribeiro talk to Philippe Sands at the Hay Festival Join us online on Wednesday 2 June 2021, 6 pm - 6:50 pm BST Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage 2021 marks the…

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Amin Maalouf opens the BIBLIOTOPIA Festival

June 4

Amin Maalouf (The Disoriented, Adrift: How Our World Lost Its Way) will be opening the BIBLIOTOPIA Festival at the Fondation Jan Michalski, in Montricher, Switzerland, on Friday, June 4th with a solo event. The festival will be live, with seats for 40 people, and the event…

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Interview: Amin Maalouf at the BIBLIOTOPIA Festival

June 5

Amin Maalouf (The Disoriented, Adrift: How Our World Lost Its Way) will participate in the BIBLIOTOPIA Festival at the Fondation Jan Michalski, in Montricher, Switzerland, on Saturday, June 5th with an interview featuring Maalouf and Senegalese writer Karine Silla. The festival will be live, with seats for…

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August 2021

PEN Reading: Arthur Reiji Morris and Solo Dance

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH READING SERIES (SESSION 1) Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET Digital Event Moderator: Piotr Florczyk Kelsi Vanada (translator) and Natalia Litvinova (Spanish) Arthur Reiji Morris (translator) and Li Kotomi (Japanese) Kira Josefsson (translator) and Hanna Johansson…

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PEN Reading: Alex Zucker and The Movement

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH READING SERIES (SESSION 3) Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET Digital Event Moderator: Nancy Naomi Carlson Denise Kripper (translator) and Adriana Riva (Spanish) Takato Lento (translator) and Mari Kashiwagi (Japanese) Karen Leeder (translator) and Ulrike Almut…

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October 2021

Litquake: Feminist Dystopia and the Fall of Hong Kong, A World Editions Showcase

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Sponsored by Center for the Art of Translation World Editions publishing house returns to Litquake with this program of readings and discussion between authors Kit Fan and Petra Hůlová. Hear the latest from international literature in translation, in these works ranging from a socio-critical satire…

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New Czech Fiction

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Czech authors Petra Hůlová and Kateřina Tučková discuss their recent novels The Movement and Gerta on Sunday, October 17 at 1 pm Eastern. About this virtual event: Czech authors Petra Hůlová and Kateřina Tučková discuss their recent novels The Movement and Gerta with their English-language translators Alex Zucker and…

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The International Sunday Brunch With Joshua Ferris, Claire Fuller, Linda Boström Knausgård, Jaap Robben, and Jeff VanderMeer

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Sunday is made for slow, quiet mornings of contemplation, relaxation… and deliciousness. Enjoy a cozy morning at home with your favourite brunch, and listen to readings from a range of fascinating international writers, each sharing their favourite passages from new releases. Joshua Ferris (A Calling for Charlie…

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