About the Author

Alice Kaplan is the author of French Lessons: A Memoir, The Collaborator, The Interpreter, and Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, and the translator of OK, Joe, The Difficulty of Being a Dog, A Box of Photographs, and Palace of Books. Her books have been twice finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards, once for the National Book Award, and she is a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She holds the John M. Musser chair in French literature at Yale. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
Hometown: Guilford, CT

In the video below, Alice Kaplan discusses her book Dreaming in French with novelist Arthur Phillips.

Events for Author

May 12, 2016 5:30 PM

Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 252
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, California 94305

Alice Kaplan, author of Looking for "The Stranger": Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic, delivers the Stanford Department of French and Italian's 2016 Distinguished Lecture: "How Albert Camus's L'Etranger became The Stranger:  literary translation and the long life of a classic."

For more information see the Stanford Department of French and Italian website.

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