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A Celebration of Marguerite Duras with Kate Zambreno and Translators Olivia Baes and Emma Ramadan

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Admission and $10 off at our bookstore

October 15, 2019 Tuesday, 7:00 pm

A discussion of The Dorothy Project’s Me & Other Writing, a new collection of Marguerite Duras’s nonfiction, and the challenges of translating her work for English-speaking audiences. Kate Zambreno will moderate the discussion between the collection’s translators, Emma Ramadan and Olivia Baes.

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    Kate Zambreno

    Kate Zambreno

    Kate Zambreno is the author most recently of a collection of talks and essays, Appendix Project (Semiotext(e)’s Native Agents), and a collection of stories and other writing, Screen Tests (Harper Perennial). A novel, Drifts, is forthcoming from Riverhead in Spring 2020. She is at work on a study of Hervé Guibert for Columbia University Press.

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    Marguerite Duras

    Marguerite Duras

    Marguerite Duras was one of France’s most important and prolific writers. Born Marguerite Donnadieu in 1914 in what was then French Indochina, she went to Paris in 1931 to study at the Sorbonne. During WWII she was active in the Resistance, and in 1945 she joined the Communist Party. Duras wrote many novels, plays, films, and essays during her lifetime. She is perhaps best known for her internationally bestselling novel The Lover, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1984. She died in Paris in 1996.

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    Olivia Baes

    Olivia Baes

    Olivia Baes is a trilingual Franco-American writer and actress. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of the Arts in Cultural Translation from the American University of Paris.

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    Emma Ramadan

    Emma Ramadan

    Emma Ramadan is a literary translator based in Providence, RI, where she co-owns Riffraff, a bookstore and bar. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship, a PEN/Heim grant, and a Fulbright for her translation work. Her translations include Anne Garréta’s Sphinx and Not One Day, Virginie Despentes’s Pretty Things, Ahmed Bouanani’s The Shutters, and Marcus Malte’s The Boy.