Jennifer Croft discusses and reads from Homesick and her translations. Lunch provided.
Jennifer Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras and the co-winner with Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk of The International Booker for the novel Flights. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa, and her recent writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Granta.
Homesick is a coming-of-age memoir about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood.
OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne's College. Our organising committee includes Prof Matthew Reynolds (Chair), Dr Eleni Philippou (Postdoctoral Researcher and Co-ordinator), Prof Mohamed-Salah Omri, Prof Ben Morgan, Prof Adriana X. Jacobs, Dr Karolina Watroba, Ms Kate Costello, Ms Valeria Taddei, Prof Patrick McGuinness, Dr Simon Park, Mr Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, Ms Mariachiara Leteo, Ms Georgia Nasseh, Mr Joseph Haninkson