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We are thrilled and honored to host Barbara Epler, president and publisher of New Directions Publishing. She will be joined by translator Philip Boehm for a conversation about New Directions, translation, and his two newest books for NDP: MALINA and THE FOX AND DR SHIMAMURA.
Barbara Epler joined New Directions as an editorial assistant after graduating from college in 1984. She became editor in chief in 1995; named Publisher in 2008, and in 2011 became president.
Philip Boehm has translated more than thirty novels and plays by German and Polish writers, including Herta Müller, Christoph Hein, Bertolt Brecht, and Stefan Chwin, among others. For these translations he has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the NEA and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He also works as a playwright and theater director, and is the founding Artistic Director of Upstream Theater in St. Louis.