Nathanaël Awarded a 2012 PEN Translation Fund Grant

Herve Guibert
Nathanaël Awarded a 2012 PEN Translation Fund Grant

New from the PEN American Center:

The PEN Translation Fund, now celebrating its ninth year, announced the winners of this year’s competition. From a field of 130 applicants, the Fund’s Advisory Board—Susan Bernofsky, Barbara Epler, Edwin Frank, Michael Reynolds, Richard Sieburth, Eliot Weinberger, and Natasha Wimmer, and chaired by Michael F. Moore—selected 12 projects, including:

Nathanaël for The Mausoleum of Lovers by Hervé Guibert, a posthumous collection of the private journals that the well-known novelist and AIDS activist kept from 1976-1991—a series of literary snapshots of the author’s various objects of desire and mourning and already a classic of French autobiography.

Nightboat Books will publish Nathanaël English-language translation of Guibert's The Mausoleum of Lovers in 2014.

In the meantime, look for an excerpts on PEN's website, with an introduction by Nathanaël.

Aymptote has posted another section of the translation, with an essay by Nathanaël.