Monday, May 6, 2013

Event alert!

On Thursday evening, Ursula Le Guin and Mariano Martin Rodriguez, translators of Gheorghe Sasarman's Squaring the Circle, will be celebrating its release at the Seattle Public Library. The event promises to be a bit off the beaten path of readings, because Ursula and Mariano will be discussing the translation process that brought the English version of the collection into existence as well as taking turns reading tales in English, Spanish, and the original Romanian.

Here's the SPL's press release:

Ursula K. Le Guin and Mariano Martin Rodriguez discuss 'Squaring the Circle' at The Seattle Public Library May 9

Ursula Le Guin
Acclaimed poet and author Ursula K. Le Guin and Mariano Martin Rodriguez will discuss translating Gheorghe Săsărman's "Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Limited parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

"Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony" is a collection of stories that explores imaginary societies and human nature through architectural descriptions of alien cities. The stories were originally published in Romanian in 1975.

Le Guin is an award-winning poet and author. She has received five Hugo awards, six Nebula awards and the PEN/Malamud Award for "excellence in a body of short fiction" in 2003. She lives in Portland, Ore.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in cooperation with University Book Store.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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