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Translating August with Jennifer Croft & Susan Harris
Join us for an evening in celebration of Romina Paula with Jennifer Croft, translator of August, Paula's first book translated into English. Croft will appear in coversation with Susan Harris, the editorial director of Words Without Borders. Light refreshments will be served.
Romina Paula is one of the most interesting figures under forty currently active on the Argentine literary scene: a playwright, novelist, director, and actor. Her two novels to date (¿Vos me querés a mí? and Agosto) have enjoyed extraordinary popularity and critical acclaim. The plays she has written and directed (including El tiempo todo entero, based on The Glass Menagerie, and Fauna) have been positively reviewed in every major publication in Argentina. As an actress, Paula appeared in Santiago Mitre’s 2011 The Student, Gustavo Taretto’s 2011 Sidewalls, Matías Piñeiro’s 2009 They All Lie, as well as his 2014 The Princess of France, which played at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival.
Jennifer Croft is the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, and National Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as the Michael Henry Heim Prize. Her translations from Polish, Spanish, and Ukrainian have appeared in the New York Times, n+1, Electric Literature, BOMB, Guernica, The New Republic, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She is a founding editor of The Buenos Aires Review.
Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words without Borders (www.wordswithoutborders.org) and the coeditor with Ilya Kaminsky of The Ecco Book of International Poetry.