The PEN charter states that literature knows no frontiers and should remain a common currency between nations despite political upheavals. Join us for a discussion celebrating the role of translation in breaking down barriers, as part of Edmund de Waal’s library of exile installation at the British Museum.
Chaired by Associate Editor (Culture) for the Guardian and English PEN Trustee Claire Armitstead, it features Syrian translator and author of the The Frightened Ones Dima Wannous, and Chinese-born British poet and author of Red Dust Ma Jian, and his translator and interpreter Flora Drew.
This is one of four thought-provoking events exploring the themes inspired by the library of exile, presented in collaboration with Edmund de Waal, English PEN, and the British Museum.
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