The Trick of Translation

21 Apr 2018
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
45 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

“To translate is to walk down numerous scary corridors, to grope in the dark,” writes Jhumpa Lahiri in her introduction to her latest translation of Domenico Starnone, his layered and playfully inventive novel, Trick. Lahiri, one of America’s finest writers, exiled herself to the language of Italian and cut her translator’s teeth on Starnone’s linguistically and stylistically challenging novels. They discuss the work that has made him one of Italy’s finest writers and the rewards that come with literature’s journey to a new language. Moderated by Michael Reynolds.

Michael Reynolds
Domenico Starnone
Jhumpa Lahiri