Hutchison Street

Abla Farhoud. Translator: Judith Weisz Woodsworth

March 2018

With one side in Mile End and the other in Outremont, Hutchison Street is inhabited by characters from many different backgrounds, including a community of Hasidim and a writer whose newest project is a novel about the people she has lived among for thirty-nine years. She traces the life stories of an aging singer, a bag-lady who feeds birds in a back alley, an Italian widow who grows tomatoes in her front yard, a Jamaican woman who longs to dance the night away, and a young Hasidic girl who keeps a diary.

A moving account of isolated individuals attempting to reach out to one another in one of Montreal’s most diverse neighbourhoods.

Abla Farhoud is a Montreal writer of Lebanese descent. She was an actress before becoming a playwright, and completed a master’s in theatre arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. In addition to several plays, she has published five novels and has achieved considerable acclaim in French.

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April 20, 2018, 8 p.m.

The Us & Them Writer-Translator Reading Series features Judith Weisz Woodsworth, translator of Montreal writer Abla Farhoud's Hutchison Street.

Taking place on Friday, April 20th, 8 p.m. at Molasses Books, 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn NY 11237 (DeKalb L), the event also includes Jenny McPhee, translator of Curzio Malaparte (Italy),  Sverrir Norland (self-translation, Iceland), and Cristina Pérez Diaz, translator of Julia de Burgos (Puerto Rico).

Richard King, CBC Homerun

March 28, 2018

Richard King reviews Montreal writer Abla Farhoud's Hutchison Street, translated by Judith Weisz Woodsworth, on Homerun on CBC Radio.



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