A Cult Classic: Ahmed Bouanani Day in NYC and DC

Beloved Moroccan author Ahmed Bouanani (1938–2011) was beloved for his film “Mirage” and his single novel, The Hospitalwhich has finally been published in Lara Vergnaud’s English translation, although he also wrote evocative, somethings-creepy prose poetry, two collections of which were brought together in The Shutterstranslated by Emma Ramadan:

In the final Bulaq podcast before our summer break (Episode 18), we discussed both books.

Today, Bouanani’s English-language publisher, New Directions, is celebrating the two books with simultaneous launch events in NYC and DC:

Rescued from the Fire: Ahmed Bouanani launch at McNally Jackson, NYC
Omar Berrada, Emma Ramadan, and Anna Della Subin
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, New York NY
7 pm, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

New Directions at Politics & Prose: Lara Vergnaud and Sam Munson
Vergnaud discusses her translation of Bouanani’s The Hospital
alongside novelist Sam Munson, author of Dog Symphony 
Politics & Prose at Union Market, 1270 5th Street NE, Washington DC
7 pm, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018


From “Photograms”, translated by Emma Ramadan