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Mercantile Library Center for Fiction | NYC

With Esther Allen, Becka McKay, Susan Bernofsky, and Alyson Waters

Three translators and one of their authors discuss the ways gender and sexism come into question in the choices translators make. Participants will include Esther Allen on translating New Yorker writer Alma Guillermoprieto and Mexican novelist Rosario Castellanos; Becka McKay on translating Israeli novelist Suzane Adam; Susan Bernofsky on translating German novelist Jenny Erpenbech; and Alyson Waters on translating various writers from the French.

Cosponsored by Mercantile Center for Fiction

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• anderbo.com: The intimate discussion at the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction brought together Israeli novelist Suzanne Adams and three accomplished translators, Esther Allen, Susan Bernofsky and Becka McKay working from Spanish, German and Hebrew, to English, respectively. [More]

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