Suzane Adam and Becka McKay to read in Iowa City

April 14, 2009

Laundry, by Suzane Adam, tr. Becka Mara McKay

Laundry by Suzane Adam, tr. Becka Mara McKay

Prizewinning Israeli novelist Suzane Adam and translator Becka Mara McKay will be embarking on a cross-country tour in celebration of the publication of McKay’s translation of Adam’s first novel to appear in English, Laundry, published last fall by Iowa City’s Autumn Hill Books.

One of their stops will be in Iowa City on the 21st of April, when they will give a reading at Shambaugh House on the University of Iowa campus. eXchanges is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the event, along with Autumn Hill Books; the university’s International Writing Program, School of Art and Art History, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, and International Programs; Words Without Borders; and the Israeli Consulate in New York.

Other events will be readings in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Riverside, as well as the “Women Translating Women” panel at the Center for Literary Translation in New York on the 29th.

McKay got an M.F.A. in translation at Iowa and was the editor of eXchanges for several years, so we are very excited to participate in this event. Laundry is also a book close to our heart. You can read thoughtful reviews of it at Three Percent and at Words Without Borders, which also has an excerpt.

Please come by Shambaugh House on April 21st if you’re in the area. We are offering delicious food, wonderful literature, and scintillating company, starting at 7 p.m.


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