Booksigning of “Mrs Lowe-Porter: A Novel” by Jo Salas

February 29th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books

Author Jo Salas in conversation with Sari Botton

The literary giant Thomas Mann balked at a female translator, but he might well owe his standing in the Western canon to a little-known American woman, Helen Lowe-Porter.

Based closely on historical source material, Jo Salas’s novel Mrs. Lowe-Porter sympathetically reveals a brilliant woman’s struggle to be appreciated as a translator and find her voice in a male-dominated culture and celebrates Helen Lowe-Porter as she learns to risk stepping out from the long shadow of the dominating men of her life to become a person of letters in her own right.