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@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-05-04

This riveting, beautifully produced graphic #memoir tells the story of the early years of the #Vietnam war as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese #diplomat and his #French wife. The book opens in America, where the boy s father works for the South Vietnam embassy; there the boy is made to feel self-conscious about his #otherness thanks to schoolmates who play war games against the so-callmiSuch a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 by Marcelino Truong PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-05-04

CLMP s PressFest will be happening at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU/www.kjcc.org from 4-8pm. More info: http://www.clmp.org/join-us-for-press-fest/

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-05-03

We re 3 days away from Lit Crawl NYC! Join us on May 5th from 6-8pm at Deutsches Haus at New York University & La Maison Française of NYU for conversations with Bae Suah, Brad Gooch, Katja Petrowskaja, Marcelino Truong, LIla Zemborain and many more! More info: https://tinyurl.com/lctakle & https://tinyurl.com/n4vqadk

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-05-02

From Bae Suah s novel A Greater Music. #womeninliterature

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-05-01

Lit Crawl NYC is 5 days! Join us and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature on Friday at our events located at Deutsches Haus at New York University and La Maison Française of NYU from 6-8pm. More info: https://tinyurl.com/lctakle and https://tinyurl.com/n4vqadk

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-28

Lit Crawl NYC is 1 week away! Join us as we partner with PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature to explore topics such as translation, auto-fiction, and #resistance in #writing. Events will be May 5th from 6-8pm located at Deutsches Haus at New York University and La Maison Française of NYU. For more info: https://tinyurl.com/lctakle and https://tinyurl.com/n4vqadk

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-28

An excerpt from Rumi s Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love by Brad Gooch. He will be joining us May 5th at 8pm. #literature #rumi

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

Roundtable Discussion This timely conversation will focus on the writers’ individual approaches to activism and resistance in their writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer. With Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Simone Lappert, Maïa Mazaurette, and Jessie Chaffee. Moderated by Rebecca Falkoff.

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

As part of our Literary Mews, and the PEN World Voices Festival Lit Crawl NYC, Deutsches Haus at New York University presents “Translating Women’s Voices.” Translators Tess Lewis, Susan Bernofsky, Kaiama L. Glover and Katrine Øgaard Jensen will read from their work, followed by a lively, savage, and feral discussion on the vital importance of translating work by women, moderated by Alta L. Price. Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German. Her translations include works by Peter Handke, Melinda Nadj Abonji, and Monique Schwitter, among others. Her awards include a Max Geilinger grant, the ACFNY Translation Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2017 PEN Translation Award for her translation of Maja Haderlap’s Angel of Oblivion Susan Bernofsky directs the translation program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her translations include works by Robert Walser, Yoko Tawada, Jenny Erpenbeck, Franz Kafka, and Hermann Hesse. The recipient of numerous awards, most recently, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize, Bernofsky blogs about translation at translationista.com and is currently working on a biography of Robert Walser. Katrine Øgaard Jensen is a founding editor of EuropeNow and a 2017 poetry judge for the BTBA and the NTA. She was previously editor in chief of the Columbia Journal and blog editor at Asymptote and Words Without Borders. Her translation of Ursula Andkjær Olsen’s Third-Millennium Heart is forthcoming in May 2017 from Action Books and Broken Dimanche Press. Kaiama L. Glover is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon and translator of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst, Marie Chauvet’s Dance on the Volcano, and René Depestre’s Hadriana in All My Dreams. She has won awards from the PEN/Heim Foundation, the NEA, the NEH, and the Mellon and Fulbright Foundations. She is Editor of sx archipelagos: a small axe journal of digital practice and is completing a monograph on narcissism and womanhood in Caribbean prose fiction. Alta L. Price runs a publishing consultancy specialized in literature and nonfiction texts on art, architecture, design, and culture. A recipient of the Gutekunst Prize, she translates from Italian and German into English, is acting president of the New York Circle of Translators, contributes to the Women in Translation movement, and is a founding member of Cedilla & Co. Lit Crawl NYC brings literature to the streets via readings, discussions, and dozens of events full of readers, writers, and all-around literary merriment. Since 2015, Lit Crawl NYC has been jointly produced by Litquake and PEN America, an organization dedicated to defending free expression, supporting persecuted writers, and promoting literary culture. Please click here for the full schedule. Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to [email protected] As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

Readings and Conversation International authors Oddný Eir, Marcelino Truong and Bae Suah – from Iceland, Vietnam and France, and South Korea – will read from their work, and discuss the extent to which they fictionalize their own lives, and the personal boundaries they draw.

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

As part of our Literary Mews, and the PEN World Voices Festival Lit Crawl NYC, Deutsches Haus at New York University presents “Mysticism and Mastery in Middle Eastern Poetry,” a conversation between former MacArthur fellow, polymath translator and poet Peter Cole and Rumi biographer Brad Gooch, on timeless and timely Middle Eastern poetry and mysticism. The conversation will be moderated by Eric Banks, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Peter Cole has published several books of poems, and many volumes of translations from Hebrew and Arabic, both medieval and modern. Cole has received numerous honors for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature; in 2007, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Cole divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven. Brad Gooch is the author of Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the ’70s & the ’80s and Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor. His previous books include City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara, the short-story collection Jailbait and Other Stories, and the poetry collection The Daily News. He teaches at William Paterson University and lives in New York City. Eric Banks is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Formerly a senior editor of Artforum and editor in chief of Bookforum, Banks has contributed to a range of publications, including the New York Times Book Review, the Financial Times, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, Aperture, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also served as an editorial consultant on numerous visual arts catalogues and collections of artists writings, including the catalogue raisonne of Ellsworth Kelly. Lit Crawl NYC brings literature to the streets via readings, discussions, and dozens of events full of readers, writers, and all-around literary merriment. Since 2015, Lit Crawl NYC has been jointly produced by Litquake and PEN America, an organization dedicated to defending free expression, supporting persecuted writers, and promoting literary culture. Please click here for the full schedule. Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to [email protected] As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

And So the Skinpoem by Peter Cole. He will be part of the Mysticism and Mastery in Middle Eastern Poetry event with Brad Gooch and Eric Banks on May 5th at 8pm at Deutsches Haus at New York University as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Lit Crawl. Details here: http://bit.ly/2pm8ljU

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-27

As part of our Literary Mews, and the PEN World Voices Festival Lit Crawl NYC , Deutsches Haus at NYU presents “Teaching in Times of Trouble: The University as Sanctuary”, a conversation among Rosamond S. King, Katya Petrowskaja, and Francine Prose and moderated by Atina Grossmann. The conversation will examine the complex challenges that professors and teachers find themselves faced with in the current political climate.

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-25

The opening paragraph of Susan Bernofsky s translation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. She will be speaking at our event May 5th at 7pm. #womeninliterature

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-24

The Literary Mews will be hosting 5 events as part of #LitCrawl which is around the corner! Help us #celebrate this year’s theme Gender & Power by attending our events with #internationally distinguished #scholars and #writers such as Bae Suah, Rosamond S. King, and Valeria Luiselli on May 4th & 5th

@The Literary Mews NYU 2017-04-15

We re delighted to be a part of this years PEN World Voices Festival Lit Crawl NYC on May 5! Check out the program below and stay tuned for more details regarding the many events we will be presenting in the Washington Mews that evening:

@The Literary Mews NYU 2016-04-29

Today at 6pm at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò don t miss the Theater performance based on Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, presented by Kairos Italy Theater In Kairos Italy Theater s version, the characters are immigrants in search of a country where they can tell and live their stories. Using the words written by Pirandello, in Italian, English and other languages, KIT presents a piece that reflects upon the contemporary problems of migration. #LiteraryMews #NYU #PENFest #RethinkMexico

@The Literary Mews NYU 2016-04-28

Don t miss the conversation and performance by renowned artists Mark Gonzales and Bocafloja tomorrow at 4pm at CLACS at NYU #LiteraryMews #NYU


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