Sergio Waisman

Bio: Sergio Waisman is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures, and Affiliated Faculty of Judaic Studies at The George Washington University. He has translated, among others, The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela (Penguin Classics), three books by the Argentine Ricardo Piglia, and three titles for Oxford’s Library of Latin America series. His book Borges and Translation: The Irreverence of the Periphery has been published in English, Spanish, and Italian. In 2000 he received an NEA Translation Fellowship Award for his translation of Ricardo Piglia’s The Absent City (Duke Univ. Press). Sergio Waisman is also the author of the novel Leaving, which he self-translated into Spanish, and published as Irse in Argentina. His latest book is Target in the Night, the translation of Ricardo Piglia’s Blanco Nocturno, published by Deep Vellum in 2015. He is currently translating El limonero real [The Royal Lemon Tree] by Juan José Saer (forthcoming, Open Letter Books) and co-translating, with Denise Kripper, Buenos, Limpios & Lindos [Good, Clean & Fun] by Vera Fogwill.

Events: Day of Translation (2017)


Tara June Winch

Bio: Tara June Winch is an Indigenous Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. Her first novel Swallow the Air, (UQP) 2006 was critically acclaimed. In 2008, she was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The short-story collection After the Carnage, (UQP) was published in 2016 also to critical acclaim. In 2018 she wrote the script for the Indigenous dance documentary Carriberrie. Her current novel The Yield, (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin) was published in 2019 and won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 2020 new editions are published in France (Actes Sud) and the US/CA/UK (HarperVia, HarperCollins).  

Events: The Yield: Tara June Winch in Conversation with Matt Davis, The Yield: Tara June Winch in Conversation with Matt Davis