You might be wondering who I am, how I became involved in literary translation, and why I think it’s one of the most satisfying and rewarding forms of creative expression imaginable. Although I’ve been actively translating since 1998, the roots of my story grow much deeper than that. To learn more, please read on …
Translator Andrea Labinger (recipient of a PEN Heim award for Gesell Dome) and Kaija Straumanis (editor, Open Letter Books) discuss the Dashiell-Hammett-Award-winning novelGesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno, a neo-noir set in an Argentine resort town during the off-season. When the tourists all leave, the city fills up with crime, corruption, and despair. Like True Detective meets CSI meets John Dos Passos,Gesell Dome is one of the most anticipated books of the fall—one that will appeal to thriller fans while also subverting some common narrative techniques.
The discussion will touch on topics such as how well this book travels to the United States, what advantages and difficulties there are to translating such a visceral book that also contains a strong literary bent, and what distinguishes Latin American crime novels from the rest of the world, among others.
Free and open to the public – Food and refreshments available
GESELL DOME Launch at McNally Bookstore in New York City
Andrea Receives PEN/Heim Translation Award for Saccomanno’s Gesell Dome
The Translation Fund, now celebrating its eleventh year, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s competition, including Andrea G. Labinger for her translation of Gesell Dome, by prolific Argentine novelist Guillermo Saccomanno. Click on the following link to read more: PEN announces 2014 translation fund winners
An excerpt from the novel Gesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated from Spanish by Andrea G. Labinger. In this excerpt, Argentina’s foremost noir writer reveals the dark Nazi past of a popular resort town tensely awaiting the return of the tourist season.
This excerpt is from Jewish Fiction .net’s Rosh Hashana issue, which will be a very special one: #18, our chai issue! We will be celebrating the chai of Jewish Fiction .net with a unique issue that will contain over 30 beautiful stories.
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