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Launch of the new World Bookshelf

Wednesday 30th April 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join English PEN and Foyles Bookshop for the launch of the new World Bookshelf, an online gateway to the most exciting international literature in publication with profiles of PEN award-winning books as well as news and blogs from translators around the world.

The evening will include a drinks reception and a discussion with author Elif Shafak (The Bastard of Istanbul, Black Milk) and translator Frank Wynne (I Was Vermeer, Atomised) - chaired by broadcaster Harriett Gilbert - about great books in translation that have inspired, intrigued and challenged them.

This event is free but booking is essential: email emma@englishpen.org to reserve places

 

Elif ShafakElif Shafak is Turkey's most-read woman writer and an award-winning novelist. Writing in both English and Turkish, her books have been translated into more than forty languages.
www.elifshafak.com

 

Photo by Zeynel Abidin

 

Nikita LalwaniNikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan, India, and raised in Cardiff. After spending 10 years in factual television, principally for the BBC, she turned her attention to writing. Her first novel Gifted was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

 

 

 

Frank WynneFrank Wynne has been a literary translator since the late 1990s, translating among others the work of Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder and Ahmadou Kourouma. His work has earned him a number of awards, including the Scott Moncrieff Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán.
www.terribleman.com

 



Harriet GilbertHarriett Gilbert is the presenter of The World Book Club on the BBC World Service and A Good Read on BBC Radio 4. Until 2008, she was also the programme director of the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London and in 2011 she was a judges for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

 

 

 


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