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July 15, 2020: To friends and fans of the Sant Jordi NYC Book Festival:


The first good news is that our web artists, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, have completed post-production on the Sant Jordi events. Each of the video sessions from every author, language, and country is now available as an individual segment on the website, in videos, and on our YouTube channel.  In addition, they will pop up when people search the web by author name or book title or other key word. And if you’d like to see or share a quick recap of the four days of the festival, a trailer with highlights is also posted.

On Sunday, July 19th, at 12 p.m., we will begin rolling out the events, more or less in the order in which they appeared, and there will be a weekly broadcast at the same time. We have provided a calendar (see below) you may consult to see when a particular session will be scheduled. We will post them weekly on social media, and if you have favorites, we’d love it if you did, too. We can help keep our favorite authors in the public eye.

The festival organizers—Mary Ann Newman, Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger, and Ignacio García-Bustelo—and our many partners, listed here, are truly gratified by your response to the Sant Jordi NYC festival, to international literature in translation, and to an experiment in confronting the conditions created by the pandemic. We hope you will enjoy revisiting the festival in easy-to-manage doses, and perhaps discover new authors in this new format. Please share far and wide! And stay in touch with us here. We would love to hear from you!



July 19, 2020

> Najat El Hachmi on Writing: A Mother’s Emigration with author Najat El Hachmi and translator Peter Bush

> From Jack the Ripper to Barcelona Shadows: A discussion of the crime genre with author Teresa Solana


July 26, 2020

> Introduction to Sant Jordi NYC 2020 By Isidre Sala Queralt, Head of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the USA and Canada

> PEN Català Celebrates Sant Jordi NYC: Peter Bush on Josep Pla

> PEN Català Celebrates Sant Jordi NYC: Marta Pessarrodona on Mercè Rodoreda

> PEN Català Celebrates Sant Jordi NYC: Melcion Mateu on J.V. Foix

> PEN Català Celebrates Sant Jordi NYC: Najat el Hachmi on Víctor Català

> A Broken Mirror: John Darnielle reads Mercè Rodoreda

> Poetry & Goats: Lisa Lopez Smith reads Manuel Bandeira and Micaela Sanchez Miranda in Portuguese, Spanish, and her own translations

> Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Translated into Catalan and read by Jaume Pons Alorda 

> The Boys by Toni Sala, translated by Mara Faye Lethem: A reading and commentary by Michael Atwood Mason


August 2, 2020

> “Stella, Cecilia, Violeta - Forgotten Voices in Chilean Poetry” (Stella Díaz Varín, Cecilia Casanova, Violeta Parra): Reading and performance by Rebecca Levi and Camila Vaccaro


August 9, 2020

> The Alps Are Forever: with author Benjamin Quaderer and translator Elisabeth Lauffer, curated by Alta L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur

> Tracing the Unspoken/Slediti neizgovorjenemu: Author Milan Šelj introduced by publisher Lawrence Schimel

> The Magnetic Fields: Charlotte Mandell reads André Breton and Philippe Soupault


August 16, 2020

> Lullabies and Laments - The Alvar Poets: Experiment in Translation presented by translator Archana Venkatesan and musician Sikkil Gurucharan

> PEN India presents "Endless Song: The Tiruvāymoḻi" by Śaṭhakōpaṉ-Nammāḻvār: a conversation and reading by Translator Archana Venkatesan and Dr. Raj Balkaran


August 23, 2020

> That Hair by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida: Read by translator Eric M. B. Becker

> Primero/First: poetry reading by Author Claudia Prado and Translator Daniella Gitlin

> Six Translations of a Chinese Koan by Wumen Huikai read by Translator Gnaomi Siemens


August 30, 2020

> The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous: A conversation with Marcia Lynx Qualey and translator Elisabeth Jaquette


September 6, 2020

> The Bitch: A reading and conversation with author Pilar Quintana and translator Lisa Dillman

> Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor: A reading and analysis by translator Sophie Hughes


September 13, 2020

> The Disoriented: A conversation with author Amin Maalouf and translator Frank Wynne moderated by critic and cultural journalist Maya Jaggi


September 20, 2020

> The Art of Wearing a Trenchcoat by Sergi Pàmies: A reading by translator Adrian Nathan West

> Rose Garden: A reading by author Anna Malihon and translator Olena Jennings

> A Working Woman by Elvira Navarro: A reading by translator Christina MacSweeney


September 27, 2020

> “Words for Woman”: Theories on Reading and Re-reading: With author Susana Moreira Marques and translator Julia Sanches

> Pray to the Empty Wells: A reading and conversation with author Iryna Shuvalova and translator Olena Jennings


October 4, 2020

> Two Blankets, Three Sheets: Author Rodaan Al-Galidi in conversation with translator Jonathan Reeder and publisher/editor Judith Uyterlinde


October 11, 2020

> I am a Japanese Writer by Dany Laferrière: A conversation (with props) with Madhu Kaza and Gabrielle Civil  


October 18, 2020: Icelandic Session

> Paid in Lilies: A performance by author and translator Elías Knörr

> "Impostor Syndrome and Other Modern Itches": A conversation and reading with author Fríða Ísberg and translator Larissa Kyzer

> part icle frag ment: A reading with author Kári Tulinius and translator Larissa Kyzer

> The Strongest Woman in the World: A reading with author Steinunn G. Helgadóttir and translator Larissa Kyzer

> Screenshot: A talk and reading by author Bergur Ebbi curated by translator Larissa Kyzer


October 25, 2020

> It's All in the Game: A Conversation on Soccer and Culture with authors Simon Critchley & Jordi Puntí

> This is Not America: A reading and discussion by author Jordi Puntí


November 1, 2020

> Stars in His Eyes: A conversation with author Martí Gironell and chef Jaume Biarnés


November 8, 2020

> Poesia Jazz: With the Albert Marquès Trio and poet Joan Gener

> To The Cypress Again and Again by Salvador Espriu: A reading and commentary by translator Cyrus Cassells

> "Chaos Theory", "Oracle", "Touch" and "Chrome" by Anna Gual: A reading by translator Ann Kaiser

> Book of Minutes and other poems by Gemma Gorga: A reading by translator Sharon Dolin

> Shape: A reading by Author David Gálvez-Casellas and Translator María Cristina Fernández-Hall

> Poetry & Prose: A reading and conversation with author Jordi Llavina and publisher Douglas Suttle


November 15, 2020

> Countersexual Manifesto by Paul B. Preciado: A reading and discussion with scholar Isaias Fanlo and translator Kevin Gerry Dunn

> Concert: "Skylark": performed by Joel Gonzalez


November 22, 2020

> The Uplands: Book of the Courel and Other Poems by Uxío Novoneyra: A reading and interview withtranslator Erín Moure and poet Laura Cesarco Eglin

> La Straniera: A reading and notes with author Claudia Durastanti and translator Elizabeth Harris


November 29, 2020

> The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret and Concrete by Thomas Bernhard: Paul Holdengräber talks about breath and solitude 

> "Horse Behavior": A reading by author Ann Kaiser and translations by Francesc Parcerisas (read by Laura Batllori), Dean Ellis, Ae Hee Lee and Giorgi Svanidze

December 6, 2020

> The Color of the Pomegranate: A conversation with author Anna Baar and translator Sophie Duvernoy: Curated by Alta L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur


December 13, 2020

> Flight Was the Most Beautiful Thing We Had: A conversation with author Marta Marín-Dòmine and translator Matthew Tree

> Dark Mother Earth: A conversation with author Kristian Novak and translator Ellen Elias-Bursac


December 20, 2020

> “We Will Witness” (“Hum Dekhenge”) by Faiz Ahmad Faiz: A conversation with William Elison and Anand Taneja


December 27, 2020

> Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh: A conversation with Marcia Lynx Qualey and translator Sawad Hussain


January 3, 2021

> Book of Collateral Damage: A reading by Author Sinan Antoon

> Concert: Moeka Shiotsuka


January 10, 2021​

> The President of the Jungle by André Rodrigues, Larissa Ribeiro, Paula Desgualdo and Pedro Markun: Read by translator Arlyn Miller-Lachmann

> Sant Jordi i el Drac by Meritxell Martí: A reading by illustrator Xavier Salomó

> Llunicity - The City of the Kids: With Author Jordi Villacampa Viñes


January 17, 2021​

> A Dream Come True: The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti: A reading and commentary by Jonathan Blitzer

> On Juan Carlos Onetti and Silvina Ocampo: A discussion by translator Suzanne Jill Levine


January 24, 2021: Swiss Session

> Department of Projections: With author Matteo Terzaghi and urator and translator Alta L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur

> The Questionable Ones: A conversation with Author Judith Keller and curator and translator Tess Lewis - Festival Neue Literatur

> An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence: A reading and discussion with author Dana Grigorcea and curator and translator Alta L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur

> Those Who Come Later: A reading by author Ivna Žic and curator and translator A. L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur

> Swiss Masters of Microfiction: A brief survey by translator and curator Tess Lewis - Festival Neue Literatur


January 31, 2021​

> The Penguin Book of Hell: With author Scott G. Bruce

> Old English poems “Deor, Wulf & Eadwacer" and "The Wife's Lament”: A reading by translator Gnaomi Siemens


February 7, 2021​

> Stars in His Eyes by Martí Gironell and The King of Warsaw by Szczepan Twardoch: A reading and conversation with author Martí Gironell and translator Sean Bye, moderated by publisher Gabriella Page-Fort


February 14, 2021​

> Easy Reading: A reading with author Cristina Morales and translator Kevin Gerry Dunn


February 21, 2021​

> The Bone Fire (Máglya): A reading with author György Dragomán and translator Ottilie Mulzet (Hungarian and English)

> How to Feed a Dictator: With author Witold Szabłowski and translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones


February 28, 2021​

> Real Life: A conversation and reading with author Adeline Dieudonné and publisher Judith Uyterlinde

> Alice Asks the Big Questions: A conversation with author Laurent Gounelle and translator Sandra Smith


March 7, 2021

> Concert: Lau Noah

> The Poison of the Honey Bee: A conversation and reading with Author and Translator Isabel Fargo Cole

and Curator Alta L. Price - Festival Neue Literatur


March 14, 2021​

> Concert: Noia

> Voice and Breath/Stimme und Atem: A reading and conversation with Peter Wortsman, writer, playwright, and translator and Tess Lewis, curator - Curated by Tess Lewis - Festival Neue Literatur

> The Treasure of the Spanish Civil War by Serge Pey: A conversation with Translator Donald Nicholson-Smith and Critic/Scholar/Writer Christopher Leland Winks


March 21, 2021

> The Book of Anna: Author Carmen Boullosa interviews translator Samantha Schnee

Character Costumes「着ぐるみ」: A bilingual reading and conversation with author Kanako Nishi, translator Allison Markin Powell and interpreter Marie Iida


March 28, 2021

> Translation Slam: Uyghur poet Tahir Hamut Izgil with translators Joshua Freeman and Mutallip Anwar, hosted by Karen Emmerich


April 4, 2021

> A Taste of Barcelona: A conversation about food and markets with co-authors Rosi Song and Anna Riera

> Tiawanaku. Poems from the Mother Coqa: A reading and presentation by author Judith Santopietro and translator Ilana Luna

> It Would be Night in Caracas: A reading and conversation with author Karina Sainz Borgo and translator Elizabeth Bryer


April 11, 2021

> A Life Without End: A conversation with Author Frédéric Beigbeder, Translator Frank Wynne and Publisher Judith Uyterlinde

> "Fronda" by Alfonso DAquino and "Untitled" by Nezahualcóyotl: A reading by Translator Forrest Gander, curated by AKaiser

> Why, Why, Why? by Quim Monzó: A conversation with translator Peter Bush and curator Mike Eaude

> Dressed for a Dance in the Snow: Women's Voices from the Gulag: A reading by Author Monika Zgustova


April 17, 2021

> Natural History: A reading and conversation with author Carlos Fonseca and translator Megan McDowell

> Come On Up/Puja a Casa: A reading by author Jordi Nopca and translator Mara Faye Lethem

> Jill! at Sant Jordi: Translations from Iraq, Tibet, and Galicia: Readings by translators Ruwa Alhayek, Tenzin Dickie and Jacob Rogers,

curated by Larissa Kyzer with an introduction by Lisbeth Redfield


April 18, 2021​

> Concert: Gilberto & Diana: Concert in Quarantine for Sant Jordi NYC

> "One Day of Life is Life" by Joan Maragall: A presentation by translator Ronald Puppo

> English Hours by Ferran Soldevila: A conversation with translator Alan Yates and publisher Douglas Suttle

> Two poems: A reading by Author Su Xian and Translator Kate Costello


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