For more information on the event's details, please visit the Center for the Art of Translation's website.

Two Lines Press is launching two outstanding titles: All My Friends by French author Marie NDiaye, the youngest person ever to be shortlisted for the International Booker Prize (translated by Jordan Stump), and Hi, This Is Conchita by Granta "Best Young Spanish-Language Novelist" Santiago Roncagliolo (translated by Edith Grossman).

NDiaye's fierce, unflinching stories, written in intricate and beautiful sentences, ask us how well we can possibly know each other, or even ourselves. Publisher's Weekly said in a starred review, "The five stories in this collection don't follow each other so much as collide like objects in a literary maelstrom, achieving a dizzying terminal velocity."

Roncagliolo's raucous novella Hi, This Is Conchita follows a series of phone conversations where nobody can make themselves quite wholly understood, with hilarious and tragic consequences. Daniel Alarcon raved, "Santiago Roncagliolo is one of the writers of my generation I most admire. He is rigorous, fearless, and funny, with a keen eye for absurdity embedded within the everyday."

Two all-star Bay Area actors will give readings from both of these books:

Delia MacDougall's theatre credits include The Government Inspector, the world premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War, A Christmas Carol, and The Learned Ladies (American Conservatory Theater) and Pericles, Man and Superman, King Lear, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Arms and the Man, among others (California Shakespeare Theater). Additional credits include shows at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, INTIMAN Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Alley Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and La MaMa E.T.C. Ms. MacDougall is an actor, director, and company member with Word for Word Performing Arts Company and an actor and director with Campo Santo.

Juan Amador (DJ Wonway) continues his work with Campo Santo in merging music and theatre after collaborating, performing and composing for the Campo Santo project Block by Block, which premiered at the de Young Museum in November as part of Campo Santo’s Artist Fellowship led by Sean San Jose.  As a DJ, MC, composer, performer, he is modern day renaissance man, all around b-boy and performer, Juan’s artistic resume includes emcee freestyle champion, educator, radio host of Thinkbeat Radio on KPFA and All Day Play FM. He began his theatrical career joining Pittsburg, California’s Teatro L.O.C.O.S while still in high school. Other projects include work with La Peña’s Hybrid Theater Ensemble, and various works with groups such as Intersection, SF State’s Playwriting program, recently as part of Cutting Ball Theater’s Vanguardia showcase of experimental Latino playwrights.  Juan has also blended his passion for music and theater by creating Whose Rhyme is it Anyway? an improv troupe using freestyle rap as its focus.  He performs weekly in clubs and venues throughout the Bay Area.

Intersection for the Arts 925 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94103

All My Friends by Marie NDiaye launching event

When
May 22, 2013
Where
Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94103

For more information on the event's details, please visit the Center for the Art of Translation's website.

Two Lines Press is launching two outstanding titles: All My Friends by French author Marie NDiaye, the youngest person ever to be shortlisted for the International Booker Prize (translated by Jordan Stump), and Hi, This Is Conchita by Granta "Best Young Spanish-Language Novelist" Santiago Roncagliolo (translated by Edith Grossman).

NDiaye's fierce, unflinching stories, written in intricate and beautiful sentences, ask us how well we can possibly know each other, or even ourselves. Publisher's Weekly said in a starred review, "The five stories in this collection don't follow each other so much as collide like objects in a literary maelstrom, achieving a dizzying terminal velocity."

Roncagliolo's raucous novella Hi, This Is Conchita follows a series of phone conversations where nobody can make themselves quite wholly understood, with hilarious and tragic consequences. Daniel Alarcon raved, "Santiago Roncagliolo is one of the writers of my generation I most admire. He is rigorous, fearless, and funny, with a keen eye for absurdity embedded within the everyday."

Two all-star Bay Area actors will give readings from both of these books:

Delia MacDougall's theatre credits include The Government Inspector, the world premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War, A Christmas Carol, and The Learned Ladies (American Conservatory Theater) and Pericles, Man and Superman, King Lear, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Arms and the Man, among others (California Shakespeare Theater). Additional credits include shows at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, INTIMAN Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Alley Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and La MaMa E.T.C. Ms. MacDougall is an actor, director, and company member with Word for Word Performing Arts Company and an actor and director with Campo Santo.

Juan Amador (DJ Wonway) continues his work with Campo Santo in merging music and theatre after collaborating, performing and composing for the Campo Santo project Block by Block, which premiered at the de Young Museum in November as part of Campo Santo’s Artist Fellowship led by Sean San Jose.  As a DJ, MC, composer, performer, he is modern day renaissance man, all around b-boy and performer, Juan’s artistic resume includes emcee freestyle champion, educator, radio host of Thinkbeat Radio on KPFA and All Day Play FM. He began his theatrical career joining Pittsburg, California’s Teatro L.O.C.O.S while still in high school. Other projects include work with La Peña’s Hybrid Theater Ensemble, and various works with groups such as Intersection, SF State’s Playwriting program, recently as part of Cutting Ball Theater’s Vanguardia showcase of experimental Latino playwrights.  Juan has also blended his passion for music and theater by creating Whose Rhyme is it Anyway? an improv troupe using freestyle rap as its focus.  He performs weekly in clubs and venues throughout the Bay Area.

 

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