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Silvia Arazi to launch English translation of 'La separación'

Silvia Arazi to launch English translation of La separación

Award-winning Argentine author Silvia Arazi will join the gathering via Skype for the launch of the English translation of her novel La separación (The Separation).

The event will take place at the Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, on Wednesday, October 30, at 6 pm.

This translation project was made possible under the auspices of the Argentine Embassy in India and Programa SUR, an Argentine government initiative created to promote the translation of Argentine authors into world languages. This book has been published by Yatra Books, India.

With this project, Yatra Books breaks new ground in bringing to Indian readers a work of an Argentine writer whose works have never been translated into English before.

The Separation is an elegant and intimate exploration of a woman's life following her separation after fifteen years of marriage. It delves into the psychology of falling in and out of love, familial bonds and social alienation, as well as the inner struggle of Lucía, its heroine, as she reflects on how we process loss and grief even around events we have set in motion ourselves.

Author Silvia Arazi, who has originally written the book, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a writer, an opera singer and an actress. She is the recipient of the Julio Cortázar Short Story Award (Spain) and her first novel, La maestra de canto, was made into a feature film with singer Elena Roger (Piaf, Evita) in the leading role. She divides her time between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento, a small town in Uruguay.

About the translator: Olga Marino is a translator of English and Spanish. She has a Masters in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor's degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Lenguas Vivas Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, and lived and ran her translation and interpretation business in the United States for almost 20 years. She currently lives in Delhi.

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