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Jun 21

BookMachine London: Finding the words – the future of literature in translation

21 June, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST

BookMachine London

Finding the words:
The future of literature in translation

With the Times Literary Supplement

Wednesday 21st June, 6.30pm |The Library, London

Free for BookMachine members / £5 early bird / £8 tickets

About the EVENT

Has there ever been a more interesting – and important – time for fiction in translation? Join the TLS and BookMachine for an evening of discussion about global literature and its place in the English-speaking world.

BookMachine is an informal event series. You are guaranteed to meet someone interesting and learn something new.

Your Speakers

Toby Lichtig

Toby Lichtig is Fiction and Politics editor at the TLS.

Elif Şafak

Elif Şafak is a Turkish author and academic. Her most recent novel, Three Daughters of Eve, was published earlier this year. Her books, which she now writes in English, have been translated into over 20 languages. She was a judge on the panel of this year's Man Booker International Prize.

Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes is a translator and literary critic. This year, she received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her translation from the Spanish of The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán.

This event will take place at BookMachine’s new home – The Library – an exclusive members club in a five storey town house in the heart of Covent Garden, only a short walk from both Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. The walls are adorned with bookcases and books – a perfect spot for publishing professionals to meet!


21 June, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
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