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Program

9 Jun 2016 18:30 - 20:00

Translation Pitch - New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

Six translators go head-to-head, pitching their ‘must-acquire’ European books to a live audience and a jury of top publishing experts: Max Porter (Granta/Portobello),Meike Ziervogel (Peirene Press) and Stefan Tobler (And Other Stories). This whirlwind tour of contemporary European writing will uncover brilliant books from Italy (Ilva Fabiani’s The Long Night of Anna Alrutz), the Netherlands (Kristien Dieltiens’ Cellar Child), Spain (Antonio Orejudo’s A Brief Respite), Germany (Ulrike Almut Sandig’s Thick of It), Turkey (Ahmet Yorulmaz’s Children of War) and France (Catherine Dufour’s A Taste for Immortality) which have not yet been translated into English.

English PEN’s ‘PEN Presents’ initiative seeks to help UK publishers to discover – and publish – the most exciting books from around the world, and to support literary translators in their development as advocates for international literature. All six shortlisted translators in this European round of PEN Presents will be awarded a prize of £250; samples and reports of their chosen books will be showcased on English PEN’s website.

WITH TRANSLATORS:
ANTOINETTE FAWCETT
PAULA DARWISH
KAREN LEEDER
EMMA MANDLEY
SAM NAGELE
JAMES WOMACK
 

Admission: £5
Bookings:
 +44 20 7324 2570,  www.freewordcentre.com

For more information go to http://www.europeanliteraturefestival.org.uk/programme/translation-pitch-new-literary-voices/

Part of The Stories We Tell: 2016 European Literature Festival, organized by EUNIC, initiated and coordinated by the Czech Centre.




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Venue:

Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

Date

9 Jun 2016 18:30 - 20:00

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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