Katherine A. Powers

There's a chill in the air...

With an impeding blizzard about to strike the DC area, there definitely seems to be a bit of chill in the air, or that could be just some Nordic Cool, the massive festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with artists and designers displaying art and culture from the very tiptop of the globe (which I mentioned last week).  

I had the opportunity to attend Monday's panel, "From Classics to Crime-Translating Nordic Fiction for American Readers," moderated by Katherine A. Powers. It was a very insightful panel discussion, but for those of you who missed it, the Washington City Paper ran a superb interview with Ms. Allan yesterday.

The festival is winding down, but there still are several more panels, plays, and tastings to be discovered.

Tomorrow, I will be sure to update the DC-based tribe on the Francophonie 2013 Cultural Festival, taking place now through April 13th in the nation's capital. A demain!

Nordic cool hits DC

Some Scandinavian cool will be making its way to DC over the next two weeks--with some phenomenal culinary, literary, theatrical, and musical events taking place at The Kennedy Center and around the city. Click here for the full program.

A special highlight for local translators is definitely going to be next week's Literature Panel: From Classics to Crime-Translating Nordic Fiction for American Readers

This free event will include a lively conversation with award-winning translators Steven T. Murray, the renowned translator of Stieg Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" series, and Tiina Nunnally, who has translated Pippi Longstocking and fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Literary columnist Katherine A. Powers will moderate as these two literary translators delve into the joys, frustrations, and controversies surrounding translating popular fiction.

So, if you are in the DC area, grab some ice wine and check out one of these events. Also, don't miss the Nordic Boutique on Level A and the LEGO Exhibit and Play Space in the Nations Gallery.

Event info:
Terrace Gallery - Monday, March 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
20566 Washington, DC

I don't know why, but the Pippi theme reminds me a lot of АНТОШКА :-)