How can more women writers get their books translated, and more women get into translation? Come and hear a panel of literary translators and publishers discuss gender, employment and translation.
This public event, organised by the Centre for Research into Media, Identity and Culture (MiC) and the Translation Department of London Metropolitan University, will also celebrate the launch of Calisi Press, a new publishing house recently created by London Met student Franca Simpson. Franca, a professional translator currently completing the MA Professional Writing, created Calisi to translate fiction by Italian women writers into English. Its first publication is Franca’s own translation of Donatella Di Pietrantonio’s first novel, My Mother is a River.
Nadia Rahab will chair a panel of Franca Simpson, Sara Viscardi, Charlotte Collins and Sophie Lewis. Alongside gender issues, they’ll discuss other professional aspects of translation, like the skills required for literary translation, how to become a literary translator and how to approach a publisher.
Opened by John Raftery, London Metropolitan University’s Vice-Chancellor, this event combines the disciplines of translation and creative writing, and will be of special interest if you’re a student wanting to embark on a career as literary translator; new to translation; a professional translator wanting to meet publishers to find out about the potential translation work of women writers; an applicant for the University’s new MA Creative, Digital and Professional Writing – or just interested in literature in translation.
The event will commence at 6.30pm, and will be followed by refreshments.
About the panel:
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