In the ARC classroom, ground floor in Grenelle building, 18:30, Thursday 1 December 2011

At the invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators, The Department of Comparative Literature and English, and the Masters in Cultural Translation, American novelist Helen DeWitt will discuss the topic of translation in the context of a range of phenomena that are only partly linguistic, among them bidding conventions in bridge and the aesthetics of programming languages.

Helen DeWitt is the author of The Last Samurai, which has been translated into twenty languages. Her most recent novel, Lightning Rods, was published by New Directions this fall. She lives in Berlin.

Read an interview with Helen DeWitt

See the announcement at the Center for Writers and Translators page