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Lit Crawl NYC: Down and Dirty Around the World 3

September 15, 2012 8:15 pm
Lolita Bar

266 Broome Street, New York, NY

Part of Lit Crawl NYC: litcrawl.org/nyc

Down and Dirty Round the World returns to Lit Crawl NYC with translators Allison Markin Powell and Alex Zucker, and acclaimed Mexican author Carmen Boullosa, presenting their favorite hard-boiled, pulpy, and erotic pieces of literature in translation. It will be an evening of voyeuristic authors, Czech brothels, and cult-fighting samurai.

Bios:
Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico’s leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. Her works in English translation include They´re Cows, We’re Pigs; Leaving Tabasco; Cleopatra Dismounts; and Jump of the Manta Ray.

Allison Markin Powell is a literary translator and editor in New York City.  She has worked in the publishing industry for more than a dozen years, and has translated works by Osamu Dazai, Hiromi Kawakami, and Motoyuki Shibata, among others.

Alex Zucker is currently translating the 1931 Czech classic Markéta Lazarová, by Vladislav Vančura, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.