Translators from Hebrew
translator of David Grossman’s new book Falling Out of Time
translator of Meir Shalev’s My Russian Grandmother
and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
read and discuss their work
Thursday, May 1, 7 PM
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York City 10012
Celebrate World Literature!
This event is free and open to the public.
Jessica Cohen is an independent literary translator from Hebrew. Her recent translations include three books by David Grossman: his acclaimed novel, To the End of the Land (Knopf, 2010), Her Body Knows (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005), winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award, and his newest book, Falling Out of Time (March, 2014). She has also translated Yael Hedaya’s novels Accidents and Eden (both Metropolitan Books), Amir Gutfreund’s novels The World a Moment Later and Our Holocaust (both Toby Press), and Tom Segev’s 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East (Metropolitan Books, 2007). Her shorter translations have appeared in The New York Times, Tablet Magazine, Newsweek International, The Forward and elsewhere.
Evan Fallenberg’s book translations include Meir Shalev’s My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner (Schocken, 2011) and A Pigeon and a Boy (Schocken, 2009), winner of the National Jewish Book Award for fiction and a PEN Translation Prize finalist; Ron Leshem’s Beaufort (Delacorte, 2007) and Yair Lapid’s Memories After My Death (Elliott & Thompson, 2012), both recipients of TLS Translation Prize commendations; and Alon Hilu’s novels Death of a Monk (Vintage, 2007) and The House of Rajani (Vintage, 2011). He also works in television (Adir Miller), the stage (Gilad Evron, Lior Navok), and cinema (Savi Gabizon). Fallenberg is the author of two novels, Light Fell (Soho Press, 2008) and When We Danced on Water (HarperCollins, 2011). He teaches creative writing and literary translation at Bar-Ilan University of Israel and City University of Hong Kong and is a recent recipient of a fellowship for literary translation from the NEA.