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The Man Booker International Prize 2016: Translation at its Finest

Thursday 12 May, 7:00 pm8:00 pm | £8
Foyles, Charing Cross Road,
107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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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. Longlisted books include the English PEN-supported A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa (translated by Daniel Hahn) and Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (translated by Roland Glasser). Speakers will be confirmed once the…

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The freedom of the writer with David Hare and Roberto Saviano

Thursday 26 May, 7:00 pm8:30 pm | £30
Emmanuel Centre,
9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW
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English PEN announces an unmissable fundraising event with PEN Pinter 2011 winners David Hare and Roberto Saviano.  In this, their first public conversation, Hare and Saviano will discuss the freedom of the writer and reflect on their own – very different – journeys as writers. In 2011 playwright and director Sir David Hare accepted the PEN Pinter Prize awarded by English PEN for – in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech – showing a ‘fierce intellectual determination … to…

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Svetlana Alexievich in conversation with James Meek

Tuesday 31 May, 6:30 pm7:30 pm | £12
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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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Translation Pitch: New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

Thursday 9 June, 6:30 pm8:00 pm | £5
Free Word Centre,
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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