Posts Tagged: translation


International Translation Day 2017

International Translation Day is the annual event for the  literary  translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to come together and  debate significant issues within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The vibrant day-long programme  includes seminars on women writers in translation, multilingualism, the state of translation

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LISTEN: Translation Pitch – East and Southeast Asia

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. Our Translation Pitch event on 8 June 2017 brought together all six shortlisted translators from our PEN Presents…

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If This is a Lament

Exclusive preview of the title poem, ‘If this is a lament’, from a new chapbook of work by Turkish poet Bejan Matur, translated by Jen Hadfield and Canan Marasligil.

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Record number of women authors and translators win PEN Translates awards

English PEN today announces  its  latest list of  PEN Translates award winners.  The list includes books translated from 14 languages and 16 countries, including a Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, a Czech feminist novel, an anthology of Russian women literature, Belarusian essays and a Chinese graphic novel/memoir. English PEN is encouraged to note

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