Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Monday event at Te Papa
Speaking in Tongues: Michael Hofmann
In the year New Zealand takes centre-stage at the Frankfurt
Book Fair, it’s a pleasure to present one of the world’s most
highly-esteemed translators of German literature.
Michael Hofmann has
translated many of the greats (Roth, Brecht, Kafka, Eich, Süskind),
including his own father, the novelist Gert Hofmann. He is an award-winning
poet in his own right, as well as an astute poetry critic and editor. He
appears in conversation with Bill
VENUE: The Marae, Level 4,
Te Papa (please note that no
food may be taken on to The Marae)
Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and additional support from Circa Theatre, City
Gallery Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation at
These events are open to the public and free of charge.