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Sixth & I (In-Person and Virtual)

Jhumpa Lahiri

In Conversation with Nicoletta Pireddu

May 26, 2022 • 7:00 pm ET
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This program does not include a book signing. All books will be pre-signed by the author.

In Translating Myself and Others, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies reflects on her emerging identity as a translator and bilingual writer in a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays.

Featuring essays originally written in Italian and published in English for the first time, as well as essays written solely in English, Translating Myself and Others brings together Lahiri’s most lyrical and eloquently observed meditations on the art of translation as a sublime act of both linguistic and personal metamorphosis. She considers the unique challenge of translating her own work from Italian to English, the question of “Why Italian?,” and the singular pleasures of translating contemporary and ancient writers.

Lahiri is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Whereabouts and The Namesake, as well as The Lowland and Unaccustomed Earth. She will be in conversation with Nicoletta Pireddu, a professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Georgetown University, the Inaugural Director of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and the director of Georgetown’s Global and Comparative Literature Program.

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