BURIED SECRETS & FOUND IN TRANSLATION AWARD
SATURDAY, DEC 06 2014, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
"The New Literature from Europe Festival is proudly presented in New York by a committee of nine European cultural centers based in the City. We could not be more thrilled by this year’s line-up of authors representing the most exciting voices from each of our center’s countries and presented in conversations with award-winning American authors, dedicated to helping us promote literature in translation to American audiences," says NLE President Sean Bye of the Polish Cultural Institute.
Saturday delves deeper into each of the visiting writers’ work with a series of themed panel discussions moderated by US-based award winning authors dedicated to the promotion of international literature.
PANEL 3, 6pm – 7.30pm and Presentation of the Found in Translation Award winner
Siri Hustvedt, Gabarron International Award for Thought and Humanties-recipient and author of the bestselling books What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, moderates ‘Buried Secrets’, a panel whose theme is untold truths hidden beneath the surface. Aaron’s Leap, by Magdaléna Platzová (Czech Republic), tells the real-life story of a woman who taught art to children in a Nazi transport camp and died in Auschwitz, through the perspective of a modern day film crew delving into the past. Lucian Dan Teodorovici’s (Romania) Matei The Brown follows a man afflicted with amnesia, as he tries to piece together his past and deal with a policeman who has taken to following him. Set in the aftermath of Communism’s collapse in Bulgaria, Georgi Tenev’s (Bulgaria) Party Headquarters weaves an intriguing narrative in which the protagonist sets out to deliver a suitcase filled with illegitimate money for his dying father-in-law.
Siri Hustvedt is an American novelist and essayist and the author of a book of poetry, five novels, two books of essays, and several works of non-fiction. Her books include: The Blindfold (1992), The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (1996), What I Loved (2003), for which she is best known, A Plea for Eros (2006), The Sorrows of an American (2008), The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves (2010), The Summer Without Men (2011), Living, Thinking, Looking (2012), and The Blazing World (2014). What I Loved and The Summer Without Men were international bestsellers. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
Presentation of the Found in Translation Award to Philip Boehm by Grzegorz Gauden, director of the Polish Book Institute.
For more information and the full timetable, please visit http://www.newlitfromeurope.org
THE EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED!