May 24, 2021 Library Announces Literary Series Programs for June 2021

Events to Feature a Frank Lloyd Wright Biography, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist with His Translator

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The Library of Congress continues its series of online literary events with programs featuring author Paul Hendrickson, whose biography on Frank Lloyd Wright was created through extensive use of the Library’s collections, and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mario Vargas Llosa in conversation with Edith Grossman, his Spanish-to-English translator.

The Library of Congress continues its series of online literary events with programs featuring author Paul Hendrickson, whose biography on Frank Lloyd Wright was created through extensive use of the Library’s collections, and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mario Vargas Llosa in conversation with Edith Grossman, his Spanish-to-English translator.

All programs will be virtual and available on the Library’s website at loc.gov/collections/event-videos/, as well as its YouTube site (with captions). Additional programs in the Library’s literary series will be announced as they are scheduled. To receive news of Library events, sign up for notifications here or subscribe to Library blogs and news feeds at loc.gov/subscribe/.

Programs in June are as follows:

Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m.: Made at the Library with Paul Hendrickson. Author of “Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright,” Hendrickson discusses how his book was “made” through his use of the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress. According to Hendrickson, Wright was plagued by fire both literally and metaphorically throughout his life.

Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m.: Behind the Book: Great American Translators with Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Mario Vargas Llosa and his longtime Spanish-to-English translator, Edith Grossman. Throughout her celebrated career, Grossman has also translated works of other writers such as Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Mayra Montero and Miguel de Cervantes.

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PR 21-023
2021-05-24
ISSN 0731-3527