The Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA), the Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne, and Text Publishing are sponsoring a talk (in English) by Diego Marani, author of New Finnish Grammar and The Last of the Vostyachs on Tuesday 28 May at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 233 Domain Road, South Yarra. Diego Marani was born in Ferrara in 1959. He has worked as a translator and policy officer for the European Union and has written several novels, collections of essays, and short stories. Every week he writes a column for a Swiss newspaper about current affairs in Europanto, a language he invented. New Finnish Grammar was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Award and the Best Translated Book Award. Judith Landry won the 2012 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize for her translation of New Finnish Grammar.
Admission is free; refreshments will be served. Bookings are essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9866 5931.