Festival Neue Literatur
Festival Neue Literatur’s
signature translation event returns and tackles this year’s theme INSIDER | OUTSIDER. In 2015, former festival chairperson and celebrated author Monique Truong noted that, “when I think of how much smaller my world would be without literary translations, I am bereft.”
This year’s translation event, entitled “Inside Translation | Outside Ourselves: Connecting Our Worlds,” pays homage to works in translation that have enlarged our lives and countered literary, political, and cultural isolationism.
The panel, moderated by translator and Guggenheim Fellow Tess Lewis
, is composed of three discussions, featuring Ann Goldstein
, Yoko Tawada, Barbara Epler
, Jenny McPhee
, and John Wray,
moderated by by translator and Guggenheim Fellow Tess Lewis
Festival Neue Literatur (FNL)
was established as a collaborative project of New York’s leading German-language cultural institutions: the Austrian Cultural Forum, the German Consulate General New York, the Consulate General of Switzerland, Deutsches Haus at Columbia University, Deutsches Haus at NYU, the Frankfurt Book Fair New York (formerly the German Book Office New York), the Goethe-Institut New York, and Pro Helvetia.
translates from French and German into English and won the 2017 PEN Translation Prize for her translation of the novel Angel of Oblivion
by Maja Haderlap. She was the Festival Neue Literatur
curator in 2014-15.
Yoko Tawada i
s a Japanese writer and translator living in Berlin. She writes in both Japanese in German and translates between these languages as well as into English.
is the President at New Directions Publishing, one of the premier publishers of translated work.
is an editor at The New Yorke
r and translates from Italian. She is known for translating Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet
, Primo Levy, and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.
is the director of the Center of Applied Liberal Arts at NYU. She has written several novels, most recently A Man of No Moon,
and translates from Italian. Her translated works include A Family Lexicon
by Natalia Ginzburg and Zibaldone: The Notebooks of Leopardi
Festival Neue Literatur 2018
is made possible through generous support of BMW of North America, Radeberger Pilsner, and the German Federal Foreign Office.