Panel: Reading at Arm’s Length – Literature Across Borders

How do we listen to literary voices that belong to cultures that are remote from us? A multi-ethnic writer from Turkey, an Israeli protest poet, or a radical innovator of language from Brazil? How does literature transport ‘difference’ across cultural borders, to readers who do not share the same cultural experiences that animate a given literary work? Questions like these often hound literary translators who are chiefly responsible for making literary works move across the globe without losing their authentic, consummate qualities. Please join us for a conversation-reading with award-winning translators Lisa Katz, and Hilary Kaplan, moderated by Aron Aji, Director of the Iowa Translation Workshop.

5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240