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Friday, 7:00 pm September 13, 2019

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A celebration of the Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with editor Jhumpa Lahiri and translators Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, and Michael F. Moore.

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  • Photo - Jhumpa Lahiri - Carla Cain-Walther

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of four works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the National Book Award. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize; the PEN/Hemingway Award; the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; the Premio Gregor von Rezzori; the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; a 2014 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama; and the Premio Internazionale Viareggio-Versilia for In Other Words, her memoir about learning Italian. She was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature for her translation from the Italian of Domenico Starnone’s novel Trick.

  • Michael Moore - Carla Cain-Walther

    Michael F. Moore

    Michael F. Moore

    Michael F. Moore is the chair of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund and an interpreter/translator from Italian. His most recent translations include Live Bait by Fabio Genovesi, Agostino by Alberto Moravia, and The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi. He is currently working on a new translation of the nineteenth-century classic The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.

  • Author Photo - Ann Goldstein (c) E. Tammy Kim - Carla Cain-Walther

    Ann Goldstein

    Ann Goldstein

    Ann Goldstein is an award-winning translator from the Italian who is best known for her translations of Elena Ferrante’s novels. In addition, she is editor of The Complete Works of Primo Levi. Her most recent translations include Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante and A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio. She is a former editor of The New Yorker.

  • Author Photo - Jenny McPhee - Carla Cain-Walther

    Jenny McPhee

    Jenny McPhee

    Jenny McPhee is the author of the novels The Center of Things, No Ordinary Matter, and A Man of No Moon, and she co-authored Girls: Ordinary Girls and Their Extraordinary Pursuits. Her translations from the Italian include books by the authors Natalia Ginzburg, Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Curzio Malaparte, Anna Maria Ortese, Paolo Maurensig, and Pope John Paul II. She is the Director of the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. She teaches literary translation in the Masters in Translation at NYU and has recently taught at Princeton University. She cofounded the Bronx Academy of Letters, a NYC public high school and middle school.