Pilar Quintana and Lisa Dillman at the Iowa City Book Festival

From the festival:

Award-nominated works of literary translation by former participants in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program will be discussed in this panel.

Anja Kampmann, a German poet and novelist was a part of the IWP in 2010. She will discuss her novel High as the Waters Rise, which was translated by Anne Posten.

Pilar Quintana, a Colombian novelist and short story writer who participated in the IWP in 2011, will discuss her novel The Bitch, translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman.

The two novels were longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature. Both authors and their translators will participate in the panel at 2 pm Central time.

Learn more about the event here.

Find the Iowa City Book Festival’s full schedule of events here.