On Friday 26 September the British Library will host the Fifth International Translation Day symposium.

The all-day annual event is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, to discuss challenges and celebrate success. This year’s sessions will include a talk on continuing professional development, seminars devoted to starting out as a translator, translators in education, women’s voices in translation, translating comics, surviving as a translator and promoting translations, as well as a new event at which potential translators will be invited to pitch foreign-language books to a panel of publishers.

The symposium is organised by Free Word, English PEN and the British Library, in association with the Translators Association, Literature Across Frontiers and Wales Literature Exchange.

Further information is available here (http://www NULL.freewordcentre NULL.com/events/detail/international-translation-day-2014).

 

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