upcoming events

 

 
David Hayden - The Dial
 

Thursday, april 26, 2018
7:00–9:00
The dial Bookshop
Chicago, IL

David Hayden and Maryse Meijer

The Dial Bookshop | 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605

David Hayden will read from his debut collection, Darker With the Lights On, followed by a discussion with Maryse Meijer (author of Heartbreaker and the forthcoming Northwood) and a signing. Refreshments will be served.

April 28, 2018
10:00-11:15
Berkeley, CA

BAY Area Book FestivaL: Ambitious Young Writers from Ireland

Berkeley City College - Auditorium

Eimear McBride, David Hayden, Liz Nugent, moderated by Rosemary Graham

The small country of Ireland has always had an outsize influence on world literature. For the third year in a row, the festival showcases some of today’s most powerful writers who come from this land of literary pioneers. Surrealist feminist author Eimear McBride creates a literary mosaic with her disjointed, artful syntax; NPR called her “one of the most exciting young talents in fiction.” Of David Hayden’s debut short story collection, the Guardian wrote, “Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that really is like nothing you’ve ever read before.” Liz Nugent is a rising star who has written a dark thriller that Publisher’s Weekly, in a starred review, called “an intense character study” that plays with truth.

With the support of Culture Ireland, Transit Books, and Irish Culture Bay Area

April 28-29, 2018
3:15-4:30
Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Book Festival: Knots of Wonder: Stunning Short Fiction

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - White Cotton Room

Gunnhild Oyehaug, David Hayden, Masatsugu Ono

Short stories and novellas are like knots: compact on the surface, but containing intricately woven ideas that, when unraveled, point to something much larger. How do writers do it? These three authors are world-class exemplars of the form: Norwegian short story writer Gunnhild Oyehaug, who can “produce stabs of emotion, unexpected ghost notes of feeling, from pieces so short and offbeat that they seem at first like aborted arias” (in a profile of her by The New Yorker); Irish writer David Hayden, whose short stories The Guardian calls “brilliantly disturbing and unclassifiable”; and, coming to us from Japan, Masatsugu Ono, whose jewel-like novella mixes the surreal with the profound in a story of a shy, traumatized boy overcoming the shame, anger, and sadness that silence him.

Sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation, with additional support from the Norway House Foundation, NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad, Culture Ireland, and Transit Books



March 8-10, 2018
TAMPA, FL

 

AWP Conference and bookfair

Tampa Convention Center | 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

We'll be exhibiting at AWP at booth 838. Come say hello!

GREEN APPLE BOOKS
(ON THE PARK)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
San Francisco, CA
7:30

Wioletta Greg & Molly Parent

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Wioletta Greg will be in conversation with co-owner of Point Reyes Books, Molly Parent. This event is sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation.

Wioletta Greg Los Angeles Review of Books

The study
tuesday, september 19, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
7:00

Wioletta Greg & Piotr Florczyk

The Study,  6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

In an event sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books,  Wioletta Greg will be in conversation with poet Piotr Florczyk, moderated by Los Angeles Review of Books Executive Editor, Boris Dralyuk

Brooklyn Book Festival
sunday, september 17, 2017
Brooklyn, NY
12:00

Spanning Place and Time: Migration and Memory

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY

The immediacy of memory—personal, familial, cultural—creates a sense of being both lost in time and present within it. In Swallowing Mercury, Polish poet Wioletta Greg reaches back to 1980s communist Poland, Norwegian writer Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees explores family legacies impacted by environmental changes, and Colombian author Santiago Gamboa’s Return to the Dark Valley delves into the turbulent lives of global migrants in a violent world. Moderated by Gabriel Sanders of Tablet Magazine.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Yale University
12:30
 

 

AFRICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

Yale University | Law School Lecture Theater

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be participating in the African Literature Association's annual conference at Yale University. This will be an Auditorium Event with Jennifer Makumbi: 12:30-1:50 chaired by Aaron Bady at the Law School Lecture Theater

BOOKS ARE MAGIC
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
BROOKLYN, NY
7:30

 

JENNIFER MAKUMBI & NAMWALI SERPELL

Books Are Magic | 225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York, NY 11231

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be in conversation with Caine Prize-winning writer Namwali Serpell.

DIESEL OAKLAND
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
OAKLAND, CA
7:00

JENNIFER MAKUMBI & AARON BADY

Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Jennifer Nansubuga will be in conversation with Aaron Bady.

GREEN APPLE BOOKS
(ON THE PARK)
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7:30

JENNIFER MAKUMBI & SARAH LADIPDO MANYIKA

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun.

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
BERKELEY, CA
10:00

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING FROM AFRICA

Where is Africa in world literature? After centuries of being confined to a cramped corner of the literary world—to being described by explorers, tourists, journalists, and activists—African writers discuss what it means to tell their own stories, in their own words and languages, and the journey their work takes to arrive in print, at home and abroad. Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky is “completely captivating…whether you’re in Nigeria or Chicago” (Ebony); Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu has been called “a masterpiece of cultural memory” (Publishers Weekly), and Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is one of the “brilliant books that you really need to read” (Buzzfeed).

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika, moderated by Aaron Bady.  This event is sponsored by Transit Books.

JENNIFER MAKUMBI & MERON HADERO

MoAD | 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Meron Hadero. The program will include a wine reception and book signing. Tickets are $10 for non-members, free for members of MoAD.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
OAKLAND, CA
10:00-6:00

 

OAKLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

Oakland City Hall | 50 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland, California 94612

Transit Books will be participating in the 2017 Oakland Book Festival.

Wednesday
April 26, 2017
Oakland, CA
7:00

andrés Barba And Lili Loofbourow

Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Lili Loofbourow, culture critic at The Week. Full details.

Tuesday
April 25, 2017
SAN francisco, CA
7:00

 

andrés Barba and Yiyun Li

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Yiyun Li, author most recently of Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Party to follow! Full details.

SUnday
April 23, 2017
POINT REYES, CA
5:00

andrés barba and anthony marra

Point Reyes Books | 11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno. Full details.

Thursday
April 20, 2017
Washington, DC
7:00

Andrés Barba at Upshur Street Books

Upshur Street Books | 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Andrés Barba will read from and sign his most recent novel, Such Small Hands.

Wednesday
APril 19, 2017
BRooklyn, NY
7:00

andrés Barba AND Heather cleary AT community

Community Bookstore | 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Andrés Barba will be in conversation with translator Heather Cleary. Full details.

Tuesday
April 18, 2017
New YoRK, NY
7:00

Andrés Barba And Idra Novey at McNally Jackson

McNally Jackson | 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Idra Novey, author of Ways to Disappear, and Lisa Dillman, translator of Such Small Hands. Full details.

February 8-11, 2017
Washington, DC
 


 

AWP CONFERENCE AND BOOKFAIR

Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. You can find us with our spring titles and totes at table 446.

Friday
October 14, 2016

6:30-8:30
San francisco, CA

Global Fiction: Litquake's International night

Mechanics' Institute Library | 57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Antoine VolodineDavid FrancisMauro Javier Cardenas, and Carmen-Francesca Banciu, moderated by Transit Books publisher Adam Z. Levy. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 for pre-show reception.

Co-presented by Transit Books, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, San Francisco, and Mechanics' Institute Library

Saturday
October 8, 2016
9:00-11:00
OAkland, CA

 

Transit Books Presents An alta Afterparty

E.M. Wolfman General Internest and Bookstore | 410 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Transit Books welcomes everyone in town for the American Literary Translators Association's annual conference to join them at E.M. Wolfman, the official bookseller of #ALTA39.