April 18 Event with the New York Circle of Translators

Alta Price, President of the New York Circle of Translators, a local chapter of the American Translators Association, will present the organization and its benefits for our students, and talk about what it takes to start as an independent translator.

 Starting a career in translation? This end-of-the-semester event is a special treat for our translation students

WHAT: Alta Price, President of the New York Circle of Translators, a local chapter of the American Translators Association, will present the organization and its benefits for our students, and talk about what it takes to start as an independent translator.

WHEN:Tuesday, April 18 from 1pm to 2pm

WHERE: University Hall 3046.

RSVP: Dr. Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo, jayrayonibrl@montclair.edu.

This event is organized by the Center for Translation and Interpreting in collaboration with the German program and Italian program at Montclair State University.

Speaker's bio:

Alta L. Price  is acting president of the New York Circle of Translators. She runs a publishing consultancy specialized in literature and nonfiction texts on art, architecture, design, and culture. She translates from Italian and German into English, and was awarded the 2013 Gutekunst Prize. Her most recent books include The Dynamic Library (Soberscove, 2015), and Jürgen Holstein’s The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic (Taschen, 2015). Last August her translation of Stefano Benni’s short story “A Red Rose” aired on BBC Radio 4, and she guest-edited the September 2016 special issue “There Is No Map: The New Italian(s)” for Words Without Borders. She is a founding member of Cedilla & Co., and a member of the PEN Translation Committee, the American Literary Translators Association, and Authors Guild. She serves on the board of Hand Papermaking, Inc., and loves puzzles—translation being her favorite kind. Her translation of Dana Grigorcea’s An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence is forthcoming from Seagull Books.