Sunday, July 22, 2007

Literature in Translation

A discussion on Literature in Translation with Robert Chandler, Daniel Hahn, and Amanda Hopkinson will take place on Thursday, 26th July at 7 pm. The venue is Waterstone's, 68-69 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QP. Tickets cost £3 and are available in person or on 020 7794 1098.

Robert Chandler is one of the foremost translators of Russian literature at work today. He has translated Pushkin, Vasily Grossman, Andrei Platanov and others.

Daniel Hahn won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2007 for his translation of Jose Eduardo Agualusa's The Book of Chameleons. He sits on the English PEN’s Writers in Translation Committee.

Amanda Hopkinson (Chair) is Director of BCLT, Chair of the Writers in Translation Committee and a translator of French, Spanish, and Portuguese into English. Her latest translation (co-translated with Nick Caistor) is of Rodolfo Fogwill's "Malvinas Requiem", just out with Serpent's Tail.

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