This year, for the first time, the PEN America Translation Committee is holding a reading and discussion to mark Women in Translation Month, co-presented with WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn. The evening will showcase the work of authors and translators alike, while also shining a spotlight on gender disparity as a constraint on free expression.
As Jennifer Clement said, in 2015, when she became the first woman president of PEN International, “As a writer and activist I have advocated for those silenced by gender, race and class. Global gender censorship is escalating. It is time for PEN to lead in this area in a more visible way.”
The event stars:
Madhu Kaza, moderator; editor of Kitchen Table Translation
Bonnie Huie, translator, Notes of a Crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin
Elisabeth Jaquette, translator, The Queue, by Basma Abdel Aziz
Julia Sanches, translator, Now and at the Hour of Our Death, by Susana Moreira Marques
Full details and participant bios at PEN.