Talking Translations

Start: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Join us for an evening in translation with esteemed literary translator Philip Boehm! He will be in conversation with Brazos' own translation guru, Mark Haber!

Boehm has translated over thirty novels and plays by German and Polish writers, including Herta Müller, Franz Kafka, and Hanna Krall. Nonfiction translations include A WOMAN IN BERLIN and WORDS TO OUTLIVE US: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO. For these translations he has received numerous awards including fellowships from the NEA and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He also works as a stage director and playwright: original plays include Alma en venta, Mixtitlan, and Return of the Bedbug. He is the founding Artistic Director of Upstream Theater in St. Louis, which in 2012 received a National Theatre Grant Award from the American Theatre Wing (founder of the Tonys).

Mark Haber is the Store Manager of Brazos Bookstore. He was a juror for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Besides being an advocate for translated literature his own short story collection, DEATHBED CONVERSIONS, is currently being translated into Spanish.

Featured titles include:

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter Cover Image
By Herta Muller, Philip Boehm (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780805093025
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Metropolitan Books - May 10th, 2016

The Lamentations of Zeno Cover Image
By Ilija Trojanow, Philip Boehm (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781784782191
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Verso - May 3rd, 2016

Letters to Milena Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Philip Boehm (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780805212679
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Schocken Books Inc - November 3rd, 2015

The Hunger Angel Cover Image
By Herta Muller, Philip Boehm (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250032089
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - April 30th, 2013