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Two Winter 2023 NYRB Events
Two standout NYRB events from earlier this winter have been archived and posted online.
The first, “The Intimate Worlds of Colette,” was part of the Mechanics’ Institute’s three-day celebration of the 150th birthday of Colette, whose novels Chéri and The End of Chéri were recently translated by Paul Eprile and published by NYRB Classics in November 2022. Both Eprile and the author of the introduction of the NYRB Classics edition, Judith Thurman, took part in the event along with the writer and translator Zack Rogow.
The second, a conversation between Kilometer 101 author Maxim Osipov and the essayist and critic Becca Rothfeld, was part of Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Reading Series.
Phillip Lopate and Lore Segal Elected to Academy of Arts and Letters
Phillip Lopate, author of the forthcoming New York Review Books essay A Year and a Day, and Lore Segal, author of the forthcoming NYRB Kids book Tell Me a Mitzi, were both announced as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters last month alongside other beloved cultural luminaries such as Percival Everett, Vivian Gornick, Frances McDormand, Francis Ford Coppola, and Yiyun Li.
The formal induction will take place during the Academy’s annual Ceremonial on May 24, 2023. You can learn more and see the other newly elected members here.
‘Temptation’ Wins 2022 AATSEEL Book Prize
Congratulations to Mark Baczoni, whose translation of János Székely’s Temptation (NYRB Classics) from the Hungarian won the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages’ 2022 award for Best Literary/Scholarly Translation into English. The award citation reads:
Mark Baczoni has given English-language readers a great gift in translating János Székely’s rollicking lost classic Temptation (Kísértés) into English for 21st century readers. Baczoni has produced a marvelously readable rendering of of Székely’s sparkling, sardonic prose; in his hands the narrative races along, offering us a delightfully exhilarating reading experience. Throughout the novel’s nearly 700 pages, Baczoni ably switches from drama to comedy and back, via poems, songs, and a great deal of lively dialogue, all interspersed with social and political commentary: a most enjoyable and rewarding read, and an admirable feat of translation.
Read more about the 2022 AATSEEL Book Prizes here.
NYRB Titles on 2022 “Best of the Year” Lists
’Tis the season for annual year-end literary wrap-ups, and several books from NYRB Classics, New York Review Books, NYR Comics, NYR Poets, and the NYR Children’s Collection have appeared on “best of the year” lists. Click the links below to see some of the NYRB titles critics and reviewers enjoyed most in 2022.
Our Fort by Marie Dorléans (trans. Alyson Waters)
The New York Times Book Review
The Projector and Elephant by Martin Vaughn-James
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Gold by Rumi (trans. Haleh Liza Gafori)
Telluria by Vladimir Sorokin (trans. Max Lawton)
The Spectator (UK)
Seduced by Story by Peter Brooks
Vulture/New York Magazine
My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley
All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End by Charles Johnson
After by Vivek Narayanan
The Right to Be Lazy by Paul Lafargue (trans. Alex Andriesse)
Chéri and The End of Chéri by Colette (trans. Paul Eprile)
Letters to Gwen John by Celia Paul
The New York Times
Unofficial NYRB Holiday Gift Guide