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Author/Translator: Maylis de Kerangal and Jessica Moore on Painting Time with Lydia Kiesling

May 18, 2021 via Zoom

French author Maylis de Kerangal explores the contours of contemporary art and the profession of painting in her new translated novel Painting Time. The story follows her protagonist, Paula Karst, as she navigates art school and travels the world, resolutely dedicated to the craftsmanship of depicting real objects over the abstraction of high art.

We hosted de Kerangal and her book’s translator Jessica Moore to discuss the launch of Painting Time and the art of the translated novel. The conversation was moderated by author and literary critic Lydia Kiesling (The Golden State).