From May 7 to May 13th, we are celebrating Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the country. Children’s Book Week was established in 1919 with the belief that children’s literature and literacy have the power to change lives.
May Day wasn’t the only celebration at the beginning of this month—there are also four literary birthdays:
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), Charles Simic.
On May 6th, NYRB invites you to make that lively visit to Bukovina—Gregor von Rezzori‘s home, and the real-life inspiration for the fictional Czernopol.
T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but that’s only because he isn’t one of the literary giants who celebrated his birthday beneath April showers!
For the very first time, Amsterdam is in New York! Join NYRB Classics in celebrating a major literary event: the publication of Nescio’s Amsterdam Stories.
On April 16, at 7:30 PM, Damion Searls and Joseph O’Neill will read from and discuss Amsterdam Stories at Greenlight Bookstore.
On April 24, at 7 PM, Damion Searls will read from and discuss Amsterdam Stories at 192 Books.
J.H.F. Grönloh (1882-1961) was highly successful in business and a family man. He was also, under the pseudonym Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—an original prose writer who penned some of the most luminous pages in modern literature.
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.