Friday, 31 August 2012

International Translators' Day


Breadth and Depth: A Reading for International Translators’ Day
Sunday 30 September 2012

Four Berlin-based professional wordsmiths will be reading from their recent English translations and discussing their work.

The event is kindly hosted by Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore, Raumerstraße 36, 10437 Berlin, www.shakesbooks.de.

Public transport
U-Bahn: Eberswalder Straße (U2), S-Bahn: Prenzlauer Allee, tram: M10 to Husemannstraße

Starts 7pm

Katy Derbyshire will be reading a story from All the Lights by Clemens Meyer about a refugee girl who becomes a boxer; Lucy Renner Jones will present an excerpt from the early diaries of Brigitte Reimann, which she is currently translating; Alistair Noon will read his rendering of Alexander Pushkin’s famous narrative poem The Bronze Horseman; Will Firth has chosen an extract from The Coming by Andrej Nikolaidis from Montenegro, one of the winners of the EU Prize for Literature in 2011.

Light refreshments will be available, and the three books which have already been published will be on sale.

Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Brielle Franklin said...

Oh man! I missed it this year! I try and celebrate international translator day every year. Mainly because my grandmother was a document translator in her teens and early 20's. Thanks so much for celebrating this day!