English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a nationwide programme of events beginning on the evening of 18 March with a launch at Foyles bookshop in London. The programme will include events dedicated to international writers at the London Book Fair, Cambridge Literary Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, among others, and will culminate in an all-day celebration of contemporary Muslim European and Middle Eastern writing at the Rich Mix arts centre in London.
The Writers in Translation programme, has supported over a hundred books in nearly fifty languages through its grants, which are funded by Bloomberg and Arts Council England. PEN-supported writers have gone on to win prestigious prizes such as the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the IMPAC Award and the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation. All of the supported titles, and further information on the programme, can be viewed on PEN’s World Bookshelf page, please click here (http://worldbookshelf NULL.englishpen NULL.org/).