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Title page to Helen Lowe-Porter’s translation of Mann’s short story “Early Sorrow”, 1929


May 30, 2024: livestream interview at Green Kill, Kingston, NY with poet Steve Clorfeine (available on YouTube)

April 3, 2024: Review: “Two Angles on Thomas Mann and his Translator: Mrs. Lowe-Porter by Jo Salas and The Magician by Colm Tóibín” by Jinny Webber. California Review of Books. 

April 1, 2024: Review: “6 Hudson Valley Books to Read in April” by Anne Pyburn Craig. Chronogram.

March 27, 2024: “The Lost Words of Helen Lowe-Porter, Thomas Mann’s Translator” by Jo Salas. Women Writers, Women’s Books. 

March 25, 2024: Interview: Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb

March 18, 2024: Blog post: A Bookish Way of Life.

March 15, 2024: “Anticipation” by Jo Salas onJungle Red Writers.

February 26, 2024: Review: “Novelized Life of Under-Recognized Woman Who Translated Einstein and Thomas Mann” by Linda Hitchcock, BookTrib.

February 17, 2024: “‘Mrs. Lowe-Porter’ reveals story of Thomas Mann’s translator” by Maria Silva, Times Union

February 15, 2024: “Local author Jo Salas unearths Mann’s translator in new novel Mrs. Lowe-Porter” by Frances Marion Platt, in Hudson Valley One

February 12, 2024: “The Woman Behind the Mann” by Jo Salas inOLDSTER Magazine.

February 9, 2024: Reading with…Jo Salas, Shelf Awareness (scroll down)

February 8, 2024: Review,Toronto Star.

February 5, 2024: Podcast interview with Galit Gottlieb onNew Books Network

February 2, 2024: Writer’s Digest:Revealing a Real Life in Historical Fiction: Writing Helen Lowe-Porter 

February 1, 2024: Review, Historical Novel Society.

February 1, 2024: Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb

January 30, 2024: “The Secret Life of Thomas Mann’s Translator”  by Celia McGee, New York Times

January 29, 2024: Podcast interview with Bianca Marais on The Shit No One Tells You About Writing.

December 27, 2023:  Included in the Most Anticipated Historical Fiction roundup of 2024from Hasty Book List.

December 14, 2023: “Irrepressible Words” by Jo Salas onBEYOND.

Reading at Unity Books in Wellington, New Zealand, with Awa Press publisher Mary Varnham.


May 30, 2024, 7pm: Green Kill, Kingston, livestream/live audience, with Steve Clorfeine.

April 27, 2024, 2pm: Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY. Book reading, in conversation with Patricia Grossman. (reading held at 33 Rock City Road)

April 3, 2024, 12:30pm, Unity Books, Wellington, New Zealand, in conversation with Mary Varnham.

February 29, 2024, 6pm, Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY. Book reading, in conversation with Sari Botton, editor of OLDSTER Magazine.

February 15, 2024, 6pm: ShoutOut–Writers Read, CMM Distillery, Saugerties, NY, in conversation with Nancy Kline. 

February 1, 2024, 7pm at Elting Library, New Paltz NY: Book launch, in conversation with Nava Atlas, curator of 

December 3, 2023, 3pm, Drama for Life Resource Centre, WITS University, Johannesburg, with journalist Refiloe Mpakanyane.