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LITERATURE: Michael Orthofer, originator of one of Time’s 50 coolest websites, to speak at Trinity Church

By Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Arts & Entertainment

Lenox — Michael Orthofer, an expert on world fiction and founder of the Complete Review will speak about his new Guide to Contemporary World Fiction on Friday, Aug. 25, at Trinity Church‘s parish house from 5 to 7 pm. His guide is an invaluable resource for English readers eager to explore imaginative works from cultures and languages around the world.

Michael Orthofer has been reviewing books and publicly exploring the international literary scene since 1999, with almost 4,000 titles under review and a focus on international fiction and fiction in translation. The Complete Review is a leading internet book review site. The New York Times Book Review has called it “one of the best literary destinations on the Web,” and it was named one of TIME‘s 50 Coolest Websites in 2005. Orthofer’s essays and reviews have appeared in publications ranging from Le Monde to World Literature Today. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and has served as a judge for the annual Best Translated Book Award as well as the Austrian Cultural Forum’s ACF Translation Prize.

Trinity Church is at 88 Walker St. It can be reached at (413) 637-0073 and trinitylenox@gmail.com. Orthofer’s talk will be followed by a reception.

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