François Monti quoted in The New Yorker!

Dec 15, 2009 by

François, who’ve guested on Bookbabble a couple of times now, have been quoted in a piece by The New Yorker entitled “Translate This Book!”.  The piece highlights the effort by Quarterly Conversation.

… the literary review Quarterly Conversation polled a wide variety of translators, writers, editors, and publishers to find out which books they thought were in most urgent need of translation. The list of their recommendations has now been published as “Translate This Book!

François was plugging Pierre Senges’s “Fragments de Lichtenberg”.

So, heartiest congratulations, buddy!

Go read the article from The New Yorker here.

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Bookbabble Episode 52: Genre and Literature – Hanging out with Brian Evenson

Nov 14, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 52: Genre and Literature – Hanging out with Brian Evenson

Recorded 9 Nov 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Marcel, Renee, Donny, François with guest Brian Evenson


The group is pleased to have Brian Evenson, award-winning literary/horror author of Altmann’s Tongue, Last Days and The Open Curtain, among many others.  We discuss the man and his work in this interview, covering genres, literature, his work as the Chair of the Literary Arts Program at Brown University, translation works, ebooks and prodigious reading input.


Show Length: 1:27:23 mins


Brian Evenson on the Web




  • Éric Chevillard (François’s write-up here)
  • Robert Coover
  • Keith Waldrop
  • John Edgar Wideman
  • Carole Maso
  • CD Wright
  • William Gass
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Daniel Alarcon
  • Wells Tower
  • Tom McCarthy
  • Laird Barron
  • Shelley Jackson
  • Antoine Volodine
  • Underland Press






Download the show here.

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