In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 22nd May, join some of the finest international translators working with the English language today for a discussion of their craft.
This year's shortlist is:
Virginie Despentes, translated by Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
László Krasznahorkai, translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
The evening will consist of a discussion from the translators of five of the shortlisted works led by journalist, editor and literary critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and followed by an audience Q&A. There will also be a reading by actor, comedian and author Charlie Higson.
Tickets: £8 standard / £5 Foyalty members*. When purchasing a Foyalty ticket, please do not forget to bring your Foyalty card with you.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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