CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 16, 2002
Fiction writer Biguenet to speak on translation April 18
John Biguenet, a fiction writer and translator from Louisiana, will speak
on "The Sorrow and the Piety: Translation and the Education of a Writer"
at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the University of Iowa English Philosophy
Building's Gerber Lounge (Room 304).
Biguenet is editor-in-chief of the upcoming Encyclopedia of Translation
and he has served two terms as president of the American Literary Translators
Association. His books The Craft of Translation and Theories of Translation
were published by The University of Chicago Press.
In a separate event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Biguenet will read from "The
Torturer's Apprentice," a book of short stories, as part of the "Live
from Prairie Lights" broadcast on WSUI-AM 910. Hosted by Julie Englander,
"Live from Prairie Lights" is broadcast on WSUI, the UI's public
radio station, from Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown
Biguenet's talk and reading are both free and open to the public.
Biguenet's visit is being sponsored by the UI Translation Workshop and the
International Writing Program. For more information, contact the UI Department
of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
at (319) 335-0330.