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Isabel Fargo Cole & Rachel Kushner: Hilbig's "The Interim"
Rachel Kushner and translator Isabel Fargo Cole join us for a conversation about Wolfgang Hilbig, lust, God, statelessness, addiction, capitalism, and the writer’s place in “a century of lies.” Co-presented with our friends at Two Lines and the Center for the Art of Translation.

ISABEL FARGO COLE is a U.S.-born, Berlin-based writer and translator. Her translations include five books of Wolfgang Hilbig’s, including "Old Rendering Plant," for which she received the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize. She has also been the recipient of a prestigious PEN/Heim Translation Grant, and her novel "Die grüne Grenze" was a finalist for the 2018 Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse.

Rachel Kushner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels "The Mars Room," "The Flamethrowers," and "Telex from Cuba," as well as a book of short stories, "The Strange Case of Rachel K." Her new book, "The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020" was published in April 2021. She has won the Prix Médicis and been a finalist for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Folio Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. She is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and the recipient of the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages.

Nov 16, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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