NYRB is pleased to announce that Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think, edited and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, additional translation by Matvei Yankelevich, is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).
We’re saddened by the death this week of Alastair Reid, a poet, translator, traveler, and children’s book author.
New York Review Books and The New York Review of Books will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21, from 10–6. Come visit us at booths 428–429, where we’ll have books at discounted prices, free copies of the latest issue of The New York Review of Books, and more.
Morel’s Invention, the film adaptation of Adolfo Bioy Casares’s The Invention of Morel, and The 10th Victim, based on the story “Seventh Victim” in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, will play at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 27, as a part of their “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi” series.
Simon Leys, the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, is the author of The Hall of Uselessness and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.
On Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m., the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club will discuss Skylark by Dezso Kosztolányi. The group meets in the Cooking section of the store, and Sarah McNally will lead the discussion.
On Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m., Daniel Mendelsohn will be in conversation with Adrian Goldsworthy about the new NYRB Classic Augustus by John Williams, author of Stoner, and Goldsworthy’s new biography, Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor.
NYRB Classics is pleased to announce that Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull & Nikolai Formozov, has won the 2014 PEN Translation Prize.