Online Event | CWS Series | Translating the Present. A dialogue with renowned literary translator Esther Allen (Baruch College/Graduate Center, CUNY)

Presented by Mariela Dreyfus

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7:00pm
This event was ONLINE and in SPANISH

Esther Allen’s translation of Zama, the 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto (NYRB Classics), won the 2016 National Translation Award. With a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, she has since translated the other two novels in the “Trilogía de la espera,” The Silentiary, slated for publication in fall 2021, and The Suicides. Her essays, reviews and translations have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Words Without Borders, The Paris Review, Granta and other publications. She is a professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Baruch College, CUNY. (See

Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center