European Voices: A Reading & Conversation with author and translator Tim Parks

Starts:
6:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015
Ends:
7:30 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/european/2015/03/12/european-voices-a-reading-and-conversation-with-tim-parks/
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for a conversation about language, culture, politics, and ITALY, with author and translator Tim Parks. Tim Parks was born in Manchester, UK, in 1954, grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard before moving to Italy in 1981. He is author of some fifteen novels, once short-listed and three-times long-listed for the Booker Prize, as well as various works of non-fiction including four memoirs covering aspects of life in contemporary Italy, most recently Italian Ways, On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo. His many translations from the Italian include works by Moravia, Tabucchi, Calvino, Calasso, Machiavelli, and Leopardi. He has written widely on the subject of translation and his book Translating Style is an unusual attempt to fuse literary criticism with translation analysis. For more than a decade he has run a post-graduate degree on translation at IULM University, Milan, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. Free and open to the public | Reception and book-signing to follow