Trinity College to Host Ann Goldstein of 'The New Yorker'

Editor and Translator Will Discuss 'The Complete Works of Primo Levi'

Hartford, Connecticut, October 22, 2015 –

What:    Ann Goldstein, an editor at The New Yorker and the editor and translator of The Complete Works of Primo Levi (Liveright 2015), will present a lecture on Primo Levi, an Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. The lecture marks the publication of the first complete edition in English of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which includes works like The Periodic Table and If This Is a Man, Levi’s haunting personal account of a year spent in the Auschwitz concentration camp. The publication gathers all 14 of Levi’s books – memoirs, essays, poetry, commentary, and fiction – some of which have never appeared in English.

When:     Monday, October 26, 2015 – 4:15 p.m.

Where:      McCook Auditorium, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)

Background: Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker and she has translated three novels by Italy’s most prominent contemporary novelist, Elena Ferrante: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter - Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio. She is also the editor and translator of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, for which she received a Guggenheim Translation Fellowship. She has received a PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award and was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome.

The event is part of the Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture lecture series and is presented in collaboration with the Jewish Studies Program. The talk is free and open to the public.