|September 24, 2015||
Two Voices Salon with Katrina Dodson
At this first Two Voices Salon on the 2015-16 season, we'll welcome Katrina Dodson in person to discuss her translation of The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector.
Beginning with Lispector’s adolescence and ending just before her death, these 85 stories featured in this collection show a singular literary intelligence developing throughout an entire lifetime.
Katrina Dodson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her translation of The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector will be published in August 2015 by New Directions.
We'll kick off the evening as usual with a short discussion of what's new in translation and what we're reading now.
|October 12, 2015||
Naja Marie Aidt, a Reading and Conversation with CJ Evans
In conjunction with the annual Litquake literary festival, we're delighted to welcome Baboon author Naja Marie Aidt back to the Bay Area!
Rock, Paper, Scissors (Open Letter Books), her long-awaited first novel, is a complex portrait of a man whose life slowly devolves into violence and jealousy. One of Denmark’s most decorated and beloved authors, Aidt will read from the newly released novel and will talk with Two Lines Press editorial director CJ Evans about writing, being translated, and how she captures the dark secrets of her characters.
Naja Marie Aidt was born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the author of ten collections of poetry and three short story collections, including Baboon (Two Lines Press), which received the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Danish Critics Prize for Literature. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Rock, Paper, Scissors is her first novel.