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Open Letter Translator Triptych feat. Katie Whittemore, Mark Haber, and Lynn Steger Strong
August is Women in Translation Month! And to honor the occasion, Third Place Books joins Community Bookstore (Brooklyn), the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith (Boston), and Brazos Bookstore (Houston) to welcome translator Katie Whittemore for a special occasion—the premier of Open Letter's Translator Triptych series! Every year, a translator will curate and translate three works by authors from the same country. This year's Triptych features three books by Spanish authors: Wolfskin by Lara Moreno, Mothers Don't by Katixa Agirre, and Bad Handwriting by Sara Mesa.

To help us launch this special occasion, authors Mark Haber and Lynn Steger Strong will join Whittemore in conversation. Learn more about Open Letter's Translator Triptych series.

Aug 27, 2022 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Katie Whittemore
Katie Whittemore translates from the Spanish. Full-length translations include works by Sara Mesa, Javier Serena, Aroa Moreno Durán, Lara Moreno, Nuria Labari, and Katixa Agirre. Forthcoming translations include novels by Mesa, Serena, Jon Bilbao, Juan Gómez Bárcena, Almudena Sánchez, Aliocha Coll, and Pilar Adón. She received an NEA Translation Fellowship in 2022 to translate Moreno's In Case We Lose Power.
Mark Haber
Mark Haber is the author of the 2008 story collection Deathbed Conversions and the novel Reinhardt’s Garden, longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award. His second novel, Saint Sebastian's Abyss, was published in 2022. He is the operations manager at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, Texas. His nonfiction has appeared in the Rumpus, Music & Literature, and LitHub. His fiction has appeared in Southwest Review and Air/Light.
Lynn Steger Strong
Lynn Steger Strong is the author of the novels Hold Still, Want, and Flight. Her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York, The Paris Review, Time, and elsewhere. She has taught writing at The Pratt Institute, Fairfield University, Catapult, and Columbia University and will be the Visiting Fiction Writer at Bates College for the 2022-2023 school year. She was born and raised in South Florida.