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Katherine Silver

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Katherine Silver

Katherine Silver’s most recent translations include works by Martín Adán, Daniel Sada, Horacio Castellanos Moya, César Aira, and Jorge Luis Borges, and Julio Cortázar. She is currently translating the work of Juan Carlos Onetti and Julio Ramón Ribeyro. She was recently translator-in-residence at the University of Iowa and is the former director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre.

Articles by Katherine Silver

First Read—From “Literature Class”
By Julio Cortázar
Julio Cortázar’s Literature Class, from the lectures the Argentine writer delivered at UC Berkeley in 1980, will be published by New Directions on March 28, edited by Carles Álvarez…
Translated by Katherine Silver
Darkness
By Yolanda Pantin
Every man would haveas Rilke wisheda personal death:            sowell deserved, likelove, private,inner,contained, a seed, the sameas childhood’ssecret…
Translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver
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The Translator Relay: Katherine Silver
By Katherine Silver
Our “Translator Relay” series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. This month, Russell Valentino…
“Survivors,” from “The Ears of the Wolf”
By Antonio Ungar
I wake up. The bus stops, and a village full of horses appears. Mama and her women meditator friends and her women communist friends and my sister are on the bus, along with the peasants. We get off,…
Translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver
Music, Maestro Berenson, and Yours Truly
By Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Father cultivated in us an appreciation for classical music from an early age, playing Bach fugues, Mozart sonatas, and Chopin nocturnes on his old wind-up Victrola with a steel needle and humming arias…
Translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver
from “Senselessness”
By Horacio Castellanos Moya
ONEI am not complete in the mind, said the sentence I highlighted with the yellow marker and even copied into my personal notebook, because this wasn’t just any old sentence, much less some wisecrack,…
Translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver
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