Tuesday, 7 September 2010
International Translation Day, London, 30 September
On 30 September, which savvy readers will know is the day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators (see above), the FLOW festival in association with English PEN and the Literary Translation Centre of the London Book Fair is holding an International Translation Day Event:
How does a book make its way from an international author to an English-language reader? What are the joys of publishing literature in translation - and what are the obstacles? What can we do to increase the proportion of translated literature in the UK? Join us for a full day of events focused on literary translation. We will be hearing from some of the people who have done most to raise the profile of translation; discussing the future of funding for translation; and looking at the role of schools and universities in training the translators of the future. The symposium will provide a space for all those interested in the business of literary translation to network, share ideas and take these important debates forward.
I hope to go along and would as always love to meet up with any of our MA students who decide to attend.