Event Date: 18 May 2015
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:
Birkbeck Arts Week 2015
Found in Translation – The Man Booker International Prize
On the eve of the prize announcement join some of this year’s Man Booker International Finalists as they discuss the impact of translation and read from their novels in English and the original. The Man Booker International Prize, whose judges are chaired this year by Birkbeck’s Professor Marina Warner, rewards an author for an achievement in fiction. Open to authors from all over the world, either writing originally in English or published in translation. At this event top translator Shaun Whiteside leads a conversation with three finalists attending are Alain Mabanckou and Marlene van Niekerk.
In partnership with English PEN which this year celebrates 10 years of its writers in translation programme, a grant making programme which has recently given awards to Mia Couto and Alain Mabanckou.
Welcome by Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck):
Introduction by Jo Glanville (English PEN):
Talk chaired by Shaun Whiteside with readings and comments from Alain Mabanckou and Marlene van Niekerk: