[Zoom Event] Translating Ferrante-- Ann Goldstein in conversation with Sharma Shields
Are you a fan of Elena Ferrante? Then you are, knowingly or not, also a fan of Ann Goldstein. Goldstein has translated seven of Ferrante's books, including her latest, The Lying Life of Adults. Goldstein's artful work on smash-hits like Ferrante's Neopolitan quartet has made her one of the world's most celebrated translators. Goldstein will be joining us via Zoom on November 18th at 7pm PT for a conversation with local favorite, Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra and The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac.
Purchase of The Lying Life of Adults (at the 20% bestseller discount!) will act as your ticket for entry. Purchasers will receive an email with the Zoom link and password in the afternoon on the day of the event.
About The Lying Life of Adults:
Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.
Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves from one to the other in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.
Named one of 2016's most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world's most read and beloved writers. With this new novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story.
About Ann Goldstein
Ann Goldstein has translated into English all of Elena Ferrante’s books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Story of the Lost Child, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. She lives in New York.
About Sharma Shields
Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and The Cassandra. Sharma’s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Lit, Catapult, Slice, Slate, Fairy Tale Review, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, and elsewhere and have garnered such awards as the 2016 Washington State Book Award, the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA from the University of Montana (2004). Sharma has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and lives in Spokane with her husband (writer and graphic novelist Simeon Mills) and their young children.
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