Elena Ferrante, Tomb Raider: My latest review @airmailweekly with a shout out to the elegant, awesome translator Ann Goldstein whose name should most definitely be on the cover of this book! #NameTheTranslator

“Writing,” Elena Ferrante tells us in her engaging, slyly disruptive new collection of essays, expertly translated by Ann Goldstein, “is entering an immense cemetery where every tomb is waiting to be profaned.” The tombs, Ferrante suggests, are filled with our literary patriarchs, the great men who have dominated literature since writing began. The profaners are …

Silver Linings (60) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read

At a semi-regular Zoom quarantini with Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris, something I look forward to all week (although what's a week anymore?), I learned from Ann that Mary had recently written about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read. What's that? I asked, intrigued. Mary told me, humbly and with a laugh, to …

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories Event with Jhumpa Lahiri at The Center for Fiction this Friday

A celebration of the Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with editor Jhumpa Lahiri and translators Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, and Michael F. Moore. This will be fun! And fascinating. The stories are each intriguing and surprising and Jhumpa is so passionate about all things Italian, but especially the language and literary tradition. Plus The …