Literary Arts

Mouthful of Birds: Megan McDowell

Center for the Art of Translation

Award-winning translator Megan McDowell talks about translating Latin American women authors, leaving things unsaid, and blurring the line between the real and the strange in her translation of Mouthful of Birds, a collection of spellbinding and eerily unsettling short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin.

This is what SF/Arts curator Betsy Crabtree had to say about Mouthful of Birds: Megan McDowell :

At this evocatively named event, Megan McDowell discusses translating, from the Spanish, “Mouthful of Birds,” a collection of short stories by Argentinean writer Samata Schweblin (who also wrote “Fever Dream”). This is one of the Center for the Art of Translation’s many programs, including a publishing arm, that celebrate and promote the art of literary translation.

Event Info
Jan 10
Thurs at 7:30 pm
Green Apple Books/On the Park (9th Ave)
1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Info: (415) 742-5833
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