Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 19:00

The Center for Writers and Translators is delighted to host an evening with South Korean novelist Han Kang and her translator, Tilted Axis Press founder Deborah Smith. The two were recently awarded the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian, which the jury described as a "compact, exquisite and disturbing book [that] will linger long in the minds, and maybe the dreams, of its readers". AUP professor...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 19:00

Join members of the Man Booker International Prize panel just days after the announcement of the shortlist of the competition that celebrates the best in international fiction. We’re on brand new territory tonight as, for the first time, the £50,000 prize will be awarded for a single work of translated fiction.

The event will feature prize administrator Fiammetta Rocco, chair of judges Boyd Tonkin and judge Daniel Medin, AUP professor. It will be chaired by Lucie Campos and will be...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 18:30

By invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators, Maureen Freely will present her recent cahier, Angry in Piraeus, in which she explores what it was in her childhood that led her to become a translator, a traveller across the spaces that exist between countries, languages, forms. She details how she went from being a novelist to being Orhan Pamuk’s translator; why too it was necessary for her at one point to cease...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 19:30

Professor Dan Gunn will be in conversation with the celebrated Irish author John Banville, as part of the "Commencez! Paris-Beckett" festival, at 19.30 on 16 March, at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

For the more general link to the festival:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 18:00

The American University of Paris is delighted to host a panel discussion on the theme of “Translating Houellebecq”. The panel features contributions from Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, Nelly Kaprièlian, literary editor of Les Inrockuptibles and Russell Williams from AUP. It takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 15th March in room C-104

This panel will discuss the global reception, significance and challenges of Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission. This novel was published in...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:00

The American University of Paris celebrates the launch of Professor Daniel Gunn’s newest novel, The Emperor of Ice-Cream

This event will be hosted by the AUP Creative Writing Club and will feature a discussion with the author, as well as his readings of his work. Following the presentation there will be a reception with food and...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:30

Siân Dafydd and Jeffrey Greene have invited Daniel Lawless, the editor of PLUME: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry to meet the studens of their creative writing courses. He'll be talking about how he develops and maintains an on-line magazine. Jeff and Siân have kindly opened the class to any interested AUP student or alumn. The publication of the new Plume Anthology of Poetry will be celebrated in the Grand Salon on Thursday 30 October, hosted by the...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:00

By invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators and the Department of Comparative Literature & English, George Craig and Dan Gunn will present this new volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters, on the evening of its worldwide publication by Cambridge University Press.

This third volume reveals the author striving to find a balance between the demands put upon him by his growing...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:00

This coming Monday, AUP professor Daniel Medin will chair an event with authors Rodge Glass, Natasha Soobramanien, and Enrique Vila-Matas, who come together to honor Roberto Bolaño at the Edinburgh Festival 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:30

As part of its Summer Creative Writing Institute AUP is delighted to present a reading by Darcey Steinke.

Darcey Steinke is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (Bloomsbury 2007, a New York Times Notable book), and the novels Milk (Bloomsbury 2005), Jesus Saves (Grove/Atlantic, 1997), Suicide Blonde (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992), and Up Through the Water (Doubleday, 1989, A New York Times Notable book). Her new novel, Sister Golden Hair, will come out in Fall 2014...