I wish every Monday night could be as literary as this one was! Last Monday (May 23), I attended the event held at Readings Carlton, which was to be an interview of French author Marie Darrieussecq about her recently translated novel, Men.
(Pro tip: book events are well-accompanied by an early dumpling dinner).
I ended up there thanks to my boyfriend, who saw me get so excited by the event announcement in Readings Monthly that he said, “We should go!” The reason why I almost spit out my latte in eagerness was because I had translated the prologue/part of the first chapter for my French Translation class the year before. The fact that an *official* English translation had been released (in contrast to my “attempt”) made me simultaneously ecstatic and a little nervous. Continue reading