Richard Howard and Marina Harss are finalists for French to English translation awards

Earlier this month the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation announced the finalists for their 25th Annual Translation Prize for excellence in translations of French works into English published in 2011. We are thrilled that Richard Howard, translator of Marc Fumaroli’s When The World Spoke French, and Marina Harss, translator of Elizabeth Gille’s The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irène Némirovsky by Her Daughter, have been nominated for this prestigious award.

March Birthdays

March is coming in like a literary lion. This week, we’re remembering the birthdays of four NYRB authors: William Dean Howells, Yuri Olesha, Alexandros Papadiamantis, and Gabriel García Márquez.

My Dog Tulip video on Amateur Thursdays

Amateur Thursdays has posted a video discussing J. R. Ackerley’s My Dog Tulip. Filmed here at the office of The New York Review of Books, artist William Wegman and acclaimed authors Stefan Merrill Block, Lisa Birnbach, and Susan Orlean gather to share their thoughts on the memoir, as well as a few details of their own pets and canine-inspired work.