May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Jennifer Croft will read from her new translation of August, by Romina Paula, published by Feminist Press. Romina Paula is one of the most interesting figures under forty currently active on the Argentine literary scene: a playwright, novelist, director, and actor. Her two novels to date (Vos me queres a mi? and Agosto) have enjoyed extraordinary popularity and critical acclaim. The plays she has written and directed (including El tiempo todo entero, based on The Glass Menagerie, and Fauna) have been positively reviewed in every major publication in Argentina. Translator Jennifer Croft is the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, and NEA grants, as well as the Michael Henry Heim Prize. Her translations from Polish, Spanish, and Ukrainian have appeared in The New York Times, n+1, Electric Literature, BOMB, Guernica, and The New Republic. She holds a PhD from Northwestern and an MFA from the UI. She is a founding editor of The Buenos Aires Review.