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Lit Crawl NYC: Down and Dirty Round the World 2

September 11, 2011 1:15 am

Lolita Bar

Down and Dirty Round the World returns to Lit Crawl NYC with a new batch of Words without Borders’ top translators presenting their favorite hard-boiled, pulpy, and erotic international literature. Chip Rossetti, Edna McCown, Alison Dundy, and Anna Kushner will introduce us to slumming Egyptians, murderous Austrians, impotent Congolese, and naughty Cubans . . . Hope to see you there!

September 10, 2011 from 8:15-9 pm at Lolita Bar (266 Broome Street)


Chip Rossetti is a doctoral student in Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania and the managing editor for the Library of Arabic Literature translation series at NYU Press. His translations include Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers by Bahaa Abdelmeguid and Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Towfik.

Alison Dundy is a writer and translator from French and Italian into English. Her translations include Sony Labou Tansi’s Life and a Half.

Edna McCown holds a PhD in German literature and has translated more than a dozen books from German.

Anna Kushner’s translations include The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales, The Autobiography of Fidel Castro by Norberto Fuentes, and Jerusalem by Gonçalo M. Tavares.

The full Lit Crawl schedule can be found here

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