[VIRTUAL] Women in Translation Reading Series 2022 (Session 1)
Moderator: Nancy Naomi Carlson
Sholeh Wolpé (trans.) and Somaia Ramesh (Dari)
Soleil David (trans.) and Carlo Paulo Pacolor (Filipino)
Hélène Cardona (trans.) and Lea Nagy (Hungarian)
Yardenne Greenspan (trans.) and Noa Yedlin (Hebrew)
Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng (trans. and author) (Vietnamese)
Nancy Naomi Carlson, twice an NEA translation fellow, has published twelve titles (eight translated). An Infusion of Violets (Seagull, 2019) was called “new & noteworthy” by The New York Times. Her translation of Khal Torabully’s Cargo Hold of Stars: Coolitude (Seagull, 2021) won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize.
Hélène Cardona has authored four bilingual collections and six translations. She is the recipient of over twenty honors and awards, and her work has been translated into sixteen languages.
Soleil Davíd’s translation has appeared in Ulirát: The Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from the Philippines. She has received support from PEN America, VONA, and the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference.
Yardenne Greenspan is a writer and Hebrew translator born in Tel Aviv. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a regular contributor to Ploughshares.
Lea Nagy, recipient of an NKA grant and winner of Best Young Hungarian Poet, has published two collections, with a third forthcoming from Éditions du Cygne in Paris.
Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng is a writer-translator born in Hà Nội, Việt Nam. She studied at Stanford University. Nguyễn-Hoàng’s work has appeared in Poetry, The Margins, Jacket2, Columbia Journal and various other venues.
Carlo Paulo Pacolor is a non-binary author and director of stories and performance. Ang Kompedio ng Mga Imposibleng Bagay is their first collection of short stories.
Somaia Ramesh is a poet and active participant in Afghanistan’s cultural, social and political arena and was the head of the Civic Foundation for Modern Thinkers for ten years. She is the author of three collections of poems.
Sholeh Wolpé is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, several plays, and an oratorio. Her most recent book is Abacus of Loss: A Memoir in Verse.
Noa Yedlin is the bestselling author of the novels House Arrest, Stockholm, People Like Us and The Wrong Book and winner of the Sapir Prize and the Israeli Prime Minister’s Literature Award.