February 16th, 2021

TCLCT February 2021 book club: ‘Family Lexicon’ by Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg wrote her masterful autobiographical novel Family Lexicon while living in London in the 1960s. Homesick for her Italian family, she summoned them in this celebration of the routines and rituals, in-jokes and insults and, above all, the repeated sayings that make up every family.

Our book choice this evening will be introduced by Prof. Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, former Head of Italian at Trinity College Dublin. We are delighted to announce that we will also be joined by the book’s translator, Jenny McPhee.

Intimate, enchanting and humorous, Family Lexicon is an unforgettable novel about language, memory, and the lasting power that family holds over all of us.

‘The places, events and people are all real. I have invented nothing.’ ‘Utterly charming’ – The Guardian

‘A glowing light of modern Italian literature . . . As direct and clean as if it were carved in stone, it yet speaks thoughts of the heart.’- New York Times

November 4th, 2020

In Conversation: Victoria de Grazia and Jenny McPhee

Princeton Public Library presents a recording of Author Victoria de Grazia, as she discusses her recent book, “The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy,” with author Jenny McPhee.  

October 1st, 2020

Malaparte’s “Diary of a Foreigner in Paris”

October 18th, 2019

Parole Parole S03E34: Allegria

August 19th, 2019

Interview w/Author & Translator Jenny McPhee-Global Reads Book Club for Translators

April 2nd, 2019

Rachel Cusk with Jenny McPhee: The Outline Trilogy—The Novel Reinvented

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November 21st, 2018

Jenny McPhee Introduces “Riso Amaro” at NYU

October 28th, 2018

Malaparte’s “The Kremlin Ball” presented at New York University

June 5th, 2018

Open Roads Round Table 2018

June 5th, 2017

Open Roads 2017: Italian Cinema on Stage

April 29th, 2017

Translation, Women, & Italian Literature: The Life and Work of Natalia Ginzburg