False Calm: María Sonia Cristoff and Katherine Silver
American Bookbinders Museum
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA
Join Argentinian author María Sonia Cristoff and her translator, Katherine Silver, for a conversation about Cristoff’s breakout work of nonfiction, False Calm. Writing against romantic portrayals of Patagonia, Cristoff returns home to chronicle the ghost towns left behind by the oil boom. In prose that showcases her sharp powers of observation, Cristoff explores Patagonia’s complicated legacy through the lost stories of its people and the desolate places they inhabit.
This event is sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
About María Sonia Cristoff:
María Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) is the author of five works of fiction and nonfiction, including False Calm and Include Me Out, and lives in Buenos Aires, where she teaches creative writing. Her work has been translated into six languages. False Calm is her first book to appear in English.
About Katherine Silver:
Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the former director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC). Her most recent and forthcoming translations include works by María Sonia Cristoff, Daniel Sada, César Aira, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Julio Cortázar, Juan Carlos Onetti, and Julio Ramón Ribeyro. She has also translated works by José Emilio Pacheco, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Franco, Martín Adán, and Pedro Lemebel, among others.