The founder of the English PEN Translated Literature Book Club reflects on its first year of discussions.
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The journalist and contributor to The Sorrows of Mexico reflects on the ‘three demons’ of narco-politics, censorship and corruption, and on the future of journalism in his country.
August’s Book Club saw some new members and a lively discussion of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall, translated from Polish by Philip Boehm. It was chosen by Book Club member Marta Dziurosz, who is the Free Word Centre’s Translator in Residence this year. This is the first non-fiction title the Book Club
Report by Jonathan Ruppin July’s Book Club was a little different from usual. Some months ago, Boyd Tonkin, chair of this year’s Man Booker International Prize panel, had agreed to join us to talk about whichever book was chosen as the winner in May. The winner turned out to be Han Kang’s The Vegetarian –
The award-winning novelist discusses the challenges of writing ‘about’ a real person – as she has done in her latest book, inspired by legendary Olympian gymnast Nadia Comăneci.