PEN America Women in Translation Reading Series 2022

August is around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate Women in Translation (#WiT) Month again! This reading series was initiated by blogger Meytal Radzinski in 2014 to raise awareness of translated literature by women, queer, and nonbinary authors, and promote gender and cultural diversity in literary publishing. This year, our free, virtual reading series will gather voices from across time zones for an international celebration!

Organized under the support of the PEN America Translation Committee, these events will bring together three panels of translators, joined by their authors, working in a diversity of languages. The readings will be followed by a brief Q&A discussion, time-permitting. We hope you’ll join us for these one-of-a-kind bilingual readings!

Featuring K.B. Thors (translator) and Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir (Icelandic), Grace Mahoney (translator) and Iryna Starovoyt (Ukrainian)
D.P. Snyder (translator) and Mónica Crespo,(Spanish), Christina Vega-Westhoff (translator) and Melanie Taylor Herrera (Spanish),
Deanna Cachoian-Schanz (translator) and Shushan Avagyan (Armenian). Moderated by Jesse Lee Kercheval.