Join Us to Celebrate Clarice Lispector on October 15

A reminder to join us this coming Tuesday as we collaborate with Litquake to celebrate that rare literary genius that was Clarice Lispector. Tickets are available right here for just $10, which gets you a free copy of Passageways with admission.

You’ll have a chance to pick up those beautiful new New Directions paperbacks to the left over there, and translator Idra Novey will be on hand, just in case you want to get your copy of The Passion According to G.H. signed. (I’m sure the other guests will oblige with signatures as well, should you be so inclined to commemorate the night in that fashion).

Our star-studded panel will also include translator Katrina Dodson, who is currently translating The Collected Stories of Clarice Lispector, forthcoming from New Directions in 2014. This will be the first-ever English publication of Lispector’s collected stories, and I’m guessing Katrina will have some intriguing points to make about her work on it.

Our panel is rounded out with the award-winning novelists Hector Tobar and Micheline Marcom, who, between them, have a couple of PEN Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Here are the full details:

  • October 15
  • Hotel Rex
  • Doors 6:00pm, events 6:30
  • Tickets $10 (free copy of Two Lines Press’s book Passageways with each paid ticket)

Get your tickets here.

And here’s the talent:

Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series and named a Best Book of 2012 by Coldfront and The Volta. She is also the author of The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry and a forthcoming collection Clarice: The Visitor in 2014. Her most recent translations include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H.

Hector Tobar is the author of three books, most recently the novel The Barbarian Nurseries published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and named a New York Times Notable Book. For two decades he’s worked for the Los Angeles Times: as a city reporter, national and foreign correspondent (on assignments from from East Los Angeles to Iraq), and was part of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots. He is also the author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States and The Tattooed Soldier, a novel, which was a finalist for the PEN USA West award for fiction.

Micheline Aharonian Marcom has published five novels, including a trilogy of books about the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in the 20th century. She has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the US Artists’ Foundation. Her first novel, Three Apples Fell from Heaven, was a New York Times Notable Book and Runner-Up for the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. Her second novel, The Daydreaming Boy, won the PEN/USA Award for Fiction.

Katrina Dodson is currently translating The Collected Stories of Clarice Lispector, forthcoming from New Directions in 2014. Her translations and writing have appeared in Granta, Two Lines, and McSweeney’s. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is writing a dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop, Clarice Lispector, and questions of geographical imagination.

(MODERATOR) CJ Evans is the editor of Two Line Press and the Literary Programs Manager for the Center for the Art of Translation. He is the author of the poetry collection A Penance and a chapbook, The Category of Outcast. He is the recipient of the 2013 Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship and a contributing editor for Tin House.

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