VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom!
Wednesday, June 15th, 4:00 PM ET
Najwa Barakat presents Mister N
In conversation with Luke Leafgren
Greenlight is delighted to welcome to our virtual stage luminous author and translators Najwa Barakat and Luke Leafgren to celebrate their joint achievement in the English translation of Mister N, newly published by And Other Stories. In a story of misadventures both comical and tragic, modern-day Beirut is seen through the eyes of a failed writer, the eponymous Mister N. He has left his comfortable apartment and checked himself into a hotel – he thinks. Join us (virtually) for a very special reading and conversation with Najwa and Luke, exploring psychological metafiction, the human condition, and more.
Najwa Barakat was born in Lebanon in 1961. After receiving a degree in theatre at the Fine Arts Institute in Beirut, she moved to Paris and studied cinema at Le Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Français. She has hosted cultural programs produced by Radio France Internationale (RFI), the BBC, and Al Jazeera, and is the author of seven novels as well as the Arabic translator of Albert Camus’s notebooks. She lives in Paris.Luke Leafgren is an Assistant Dean of Harvard College. He has published five translations of Arabic novels and received the 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his English edition of Muhsin Al-Ramli’s The President's Gardens.