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Lit & Lunch: The Translator as Overachiever | 111 Minna

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE

The Center for the Art of Translation presents bestselling translator Alison Anderson at Lit&Lunch. Though literary translation is often a job with little renown and few financial rewards, Anderson managed to strike it big twice: when the French author JMG Le Clezio, whose novels Anderson has translated, received the Nobel Prize for literature; and when Muriel Barbery’s novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog (also translated by Anderson) became a national bestseller.

At this Lit&Lunch event she talks about the pleasures and the pains of becoming a hot commodity and the books behind these literary celebrities.

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