Wed, 25 Nov 2015, 6.30 PM – 7.30 PM at the Bluecoat, Liverpool. Free, booking required.
Writer and translator Forrest Gander is concerned largely with the way the self is revised and translated in encounters with the foreign. His book Core Samples From the World was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Recent translations include Watchword by Pura López Colomé and, with Kyoko Yoshida, Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura, winner of the Best Translated Book Award in 2012. In conjunction with the University of Liverpool Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and supported by HLC.
The Centre for New and International Writing presents: Miriam Allott Visiting Writers Series 2015
Óscar Martín Centeno & Forrest Gander
Forrest Gander is an American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator.
Born in the Mojave Desert, he grew up in Virginia and travelled intensively; he has degrees in geology, a subject referenced frequently in both his poems and essays, and in English literature. His work has been linked to ecopoetics, ecology, and intersubjectivity. A writer in multiple genres, Gander is noted for his many collaborations with other artists. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Whiting Foundation, and the Howard Foundation. Currently, he is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literatures at Brown University in Rhode Island.
Óscar Martín Centeno
Óscar Martín Centeno holds a degree in History and Music Sciences by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2006 he received the prize “Premio Internacional Florentino Pérez-Embid” by Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras for his first book Espejos enfrentados, published by Rialp publishing house in the collection Adonais. In 2007 he received the prize “Premio Nacional Nicolás del Hierro” for his second book Las cántigas del diablo, published the same year. In 2007 he obtained the prize “Premio Internacional Paul Beckett” for his third book Sucio tango del alma, published in 2008 by la Fundación Valparaíso. He has published two teaching manuals: Manual de creación literaria en la era de Internet (2009) and Animación a la lectura mediante las nuevas tecnologías (2010).