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Edith Grossman: Making Translation Matter

Edith Grossman is honored on the occasion of her 80th birthday. One of the most celebrated literary translators in our times, Grossman has been praised for her translations of… More

Mexico in Two Acts

Mexico steps into the spotlight for this two-part event, designed to expose hidden cultural and political realities. Act I: One speaker delivers their personal views on today’s prevailing sociopolitical… More

Pablo Neruda and the Cubans

Two leading authorities on Pablo Neruda examine the impact of the celebrated 1966 PEN Literary Congress in New York on Neruda’s relationship with Cuba at the height of the… More

Literary Quest: Tenement Museum Edition

Get a glimpse of New York City’s immigrant life as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum opens its doors to this Festival favorite. Festival authors draw inspiration from the… More


What does it mean for writers to be uprooted from their birthland and change their language? How do they adapt to life in America? Negotiating between two cultures creates… More

The Fictional Other

Three writers bring startling and inspirational perspectives to the gay coming-of-age genre in the Middle East and transgender fiction in Brazil. Lebanese-Palestinian-Iraqi-German Saleem Haddad, Moroccan expatriate Abdellah Taïa and… More

Reckoning Mexico

You can study Mexico, imagine Mexico, or debate about Mexico, but the best way to understand the spiritual landscape of this country is by listening to the stories of… More

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