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Translated Stories, Translated Worlds
Wed 22 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
What does it take to become a literary translator? How do literary translations shape our understanding of other cultures? The Man Booker International Prize is a literary prize given to foreign translated fiction into English and is the first award to share the prize between translator and author. This event invites the public to a round-table discussion between translator of Korean and first translator Man Booker International winner Deborah Smith, literary translator and Man Booker International judge Daniel Hahn, and Man Booker International PR Truda Spruyt. It is free and open to the public. The round-table dicussion will be followed by a reading of Han Kang's Man Booker International winning novel The Vegetarian by her translator, Deborah Smith.