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The Man Booker International Prize 2016: Translation at its Finest

12 May 2016, 7:00 pm8:00 pm


Translated fiction is undergoing a renaissance in the UK. Come and hear some of the finest international authors and translators discuss their craft with journalist Alex Clark, a few days before the first winners of the newly evolved Man Booker International Prize are announced.

The shortlisted books include the English PEN-supported A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa (translated by Daniel Hahn) along with Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child, Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind, Robert Seethaler’s A Whole Life, and Yan Lianke’s The Four Books.

The evening will include readings from the shortlist by actor Rhashan Stone, along with discussion from the translators of four of the shortlisted works.


  • Charlotte Collins – translator of A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
  • Daniel Hahn – translator of A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
  • Ekim Oklap – translator of A Strangeness in my Mind by Orhan Pamuk
  • Deborah Smith – translator of The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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In partnership with the Man Booker International Prize and Foyles.

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Foyles, Charing Cross Road
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London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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