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<blockquote>Chad W. Post is the director of [http://openletterbooks.org/ Open Letter] at the University of Rochester, a press dedicated to publishing literature in translation. He also runs [http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/ Three Percent], a blog and review site focused on international literature. Prior to starting Open Letter, he was the associate director at Dalkey Archive Press. In addition, he co-founded Reading the World, a unique collaboration between publishers and independent bookstores to promote world literature.</blockquote>
<blockquote>Chad W. Post is the director of [http://openletterbooks.org/ Open Letter] at the University of Rochester, a press dedicated to publishing literature in translation. He also runs [http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/ Three Percent], a blog and review site focused on international literature. Prior to starting Open Letter, he was the associate director at Dalkey Archive Press. In addition, he co-founded Reading the World, a unique collaboration between publishers and independent bookstores to promote world literature.</blockquote>
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<blockquote>Read more about Chad in "[http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6601773.html The International Literature Evangelist]," by Rachel Deahl, ''Publisher's Weekly'', 10/6/2008.</blockquote>
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<blockquote>Read more about Chad in "[http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/international-book-news/article/4380-chad-post-.html The International Literature Evangelist]," by Rachel Deahl, ''Publisher's Weekly'', 10/6/2008.</blockquote>

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Contemporary European Fiction in Translation: Speaker Bios

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Dr. Richard Hacken

European Studies Bibliographer, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Ph.D., German Literature, University of California Davis, 1975; M.L.S, Brigham Young University, 1990.
Richard Hacken has been the Western European Studies Bibliographer at the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University since 1981, where he provides specialized reference and collection development services in German, Dutch, French, Italian, Scandinavian and general Western European studies, including language, literature, political science, history and culture. More Speaker info coming soon!

Dr. Edwin Gentzler

Professor and Director of the Translation Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.A., Kenyon College, 1973; Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 1990.
Dr. Gentzler divides his time between conducting teaching and research in Comparative Literature and directing the Translation Center. His research interests include translation theory, literary translation, and postcolonial theory. He is the author of Translation and Identity in the Americas (London: Routledge, 2007) and Contemporary Translation Theories (London: Routledge, 1993), reissued in a revised second edition (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2001; Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2004). He co-edited (with Maria Tymoczko) the anthology Translation and Power (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002), which includes essays by many of the distinguished guests participating in the Translation Center's International Visitors series.
He serves as co-editor with Susan Bassnett of the Topics in Translation Series for Multilingual Matters, is on the Board of Advisers to the Encyclopedia of Literary Translation by Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers in England, and is a member of the Advisory Board of several journals, including Cadernos de Tradução, Across, Metamorphoses, Journal of Chinese Translation Studies, and the Massachusetts Review. Nominated for a distinguished teaching award for his course "Translation and Postcolonial Studies," he lectures widely on issues of translation theory and culture, including most recently addresses in China, Mexico, England, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil.

Alane Mason

Founder and President of Words Without Borders: An Online Magazine for International Literature and Vice President and Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company. (education)
Speaker Info coming soon! Editor, Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea and Other Enemy Nations (New Press, 2006)

Chad W. Post

Director of Open Letter, University of Rochester. B.A., English and Psychology, Michigan State, (year)
Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter at the University of Rochester, a press dedicated to publishing literature in translation. He also runs Three Percent, a blog and review site focused on international literature. Prior to starting Open Letter, he was the associate director at Dalkey Archive Press. In addition, he co-founded Reading the World, a unique collaboration between publishers and independent bookstores to promote world literature.
Read more about Chad in "The International Literature Evangelist," by Rachel Deahl, Publisher's Weekly, 10/6/2008.
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