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Brice Matthieussent and Emma Ramadan (UT Dallas)
April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Brice Matthieussent will be making his first-ever US appearances to support the release of his debut novel in English: Revenge of the Translator, translated by (and featuring as a character!) Emma Ramadan, whose sterling translation work you may know through Anne Garréta’s Sphinx and Not One Day, as well as Fouad Laroui’s The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers (and who is currently translating Garréta’s brand-new novel Dans l’beton, which we’ll publish in Fall 2020!).
Matthieussent and Ramadan will be discussing and reading from the recently released novel titled The Revenge of the Translator, which Publisher’s Weekly describes as “[a]t once a powerful satire and an ode to a collaborative art form, this delightful novel will have readers scratching their heads, retracing their steps, and delighting anew in the art of translation, including Ramadan’s own skillful work here.”
BRICE MATTHIEUSSENT is an award-winning translator of over 200 books from English into French, works by Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Bret Easton Ellis, Thomas Pynchon, Jim Harrison, and Charles Bukowski. He graduated from the École nationale supérieure Mines de Paris in 1973, and earned his PhD in philosophy in 1977. Matthieussent currently resides in Marseille, France, where he teaches the history of contemporary art and aesthetics at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Revenge of the Translator, awarded the Prix du style Cultura, is his debut novel, and his first to appear in English. He is also the author of the novels, Good Vibrations (2014), and Luxuosa (2015), all published by P.O.L.
EMMA RAMADAN is a literary translator based in Providence, Rhode Island, where she co-owns Riffraff bookstore and bar. She is the recipient of the 2018 Albertine Prize, a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant, an NEA Translation Fellowship, and a Fulbright fellowship for her work. Her translations include Brice Matthieussent’s Revenge of the Translator, Anne Garréta’s Sphinx and Not One Day, Ahmed Bouanani’s The Shutters, and Virginie Despentes’s Pretty Things, among others.
- April 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Author Tour
- UT-Dallas Center for Translation Studies
- Deep Vellum