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Translation Pitch: New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

9 June 2016, 6:30 pm8:00 pm


The Translation Pitch is back!

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, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Turkey and France 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.

  • Antoinette Fawcett
  • Paula Darwish
  • Karen Leeder
  • Emma Mandley
  • Sam Nagele
  • James Womack

Book tickets.

In partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) London, the Czech Centre and Free Word, as part of the 2016 European Literature Festival.

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