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PEN Atlas presents Svetlana Alexievich in conversation with James Meek

Tuesday 31 May, 6:30 pm7:30 pm | £12

In a special collaboration between PEN Atlas, Cambridge Literary Festival and Fitzcarraldo Editions, Svetlana Alexievich, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015, will be in conversation with the journalist and author James Meek. This event will be one of Svetlana Alexievich’s few UK public appearances in 2016. She will discuss her new book Second-hand Time, translated by Bela Shayevich (Fitzcarraldo Editions, May 2016), and the new translation of Chernobyl Prayer (Penguin Classics, April 2016), translated by Anna Gunin and…

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Sjón in conversation with London Student PEN

Tuesday 7 June, 7:00 pm8:30 pm | Free

The Icelandic poet, lyricist and novelist Sjón will visit UCL to talk about his new book as well as his work as President of Icelandic PEN. In Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was (Sceptre Books), Sjón once again takes his readers on a mind-bending miniature historical epic, this time through the life of a 16-year-old boy living in Reykjavík in 1918. The book explores questions of queerness and sexuality on the fringes of a society in profound transformation, itself on…

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Translation Pitch: New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

Thursday 9 June, 6:30 pm8:00 pm | £5
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Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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Six enthralling books by contemporary European writers which have not yet been translated into English will be pitched live.

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