Fall Two Voices Event Preview

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Erin Branagan

Two Voices has some amazing events lined up for this fall, including a conversation with the translator of a Nobel Prize winner's newest book, a gallery reading with a Japanese poet and performance artist, a celebration of the great Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, a Two Lines Press author tour, and more!

Check out information below and read all the details on our News and Events page.

On Thursday, September 8, we kick off a new season of Salons with Bela Shayevich, who translated tne newest title from 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich. Secondhand Time is a look at the generation that saw the end of Communism and the first post-Soviet generation in Russia and former USSR states. Consisting almost entirely of interviews with ordinary people, the book is a window onto the momentous changes experienced over the past 25 years. Come join the conversation!

On September 12 we're partnering with fine book printer Arion Press to celebrate the release of a new limited edition of Gustave Flaubert's Bouvard and Pécuchet, with translator Mark Polizzotti and special guests.

If you're interested in contemporary Japanese poetry, you won't want to miss our September 20 event with poet and performance artist Yoshimasu Gozo and translator Forrest Gander. Gozo will perform and discuss his work, including his upcoming poetry collection Alice Iris Red Horse.

In October we're thrilled to host the 39th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference opening night reception! If you're attending the conference or are just a fan of literature in translation and would like to spend time with your favorite translators, join us October 6 at Parliament in old Oakland for a fantastic evening.

On October 12 we continue our long partnership with Litquake and Green Apple Books on the Park to bring you a celebration of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. Celebrate the release of Save Twilight and hear readings from local translators from their favorite Cortázar works.

The highlight of this fall will be a book tour with A Spare Life author and poet Lidija Dimkovska. We'll celebrate the release of this new Two Lines Press book with readings in 10 cities over two weeks in October--no matter where you are, you'll have a chance to meet the author!

Dimkovska was awarded the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature for the novel, which has been translated from the Macedonian by Christina Kramer. Read more about the book and find out if you'll be able to attend a reading:

October 5: Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

October 7: The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, MD

October 12: Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, NC
October 13: Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA
October 14: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, IL

October 15: Twin Cities Book Festival, Saint Paul, MN
October 18: Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
October 19: City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA

October 20: Diesel: A Bookstore, Oakland, CA

October 21: Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

We'll also host Salons on November 10 and December 8 with translators Donald Nicholson-Smith talking about Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laabi's In Praise of Defeat; and with Chris Andrews in conversation about contemporary Argentine author César Aira.

Be sure to check the News and Events page for complete details, we hope to see you this fall!