On the occassion of International Translation Day, several British literary organisations are teaming up to host a symposium in London. The event will bring together translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to debate significant issues and developments within the sector.

Sessions will include:

  • Getting started in translation
  • Translators in schools
  • Doing it yourself: the rise of the small press
  • Promotional strategies
  • Translation Live! Touring and live literature events

Theatre director Dominic Dromgoole will give a talk on staging Shakespeare in translation, and Andrei Kurkov and Tash Aw will speak on this year’s Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize.

The event, taking place on 5 October, is part of the Notes & Letters Festival (5-8 October).

For details on the program and booking see the websites of the International Translation Day (http://www NULL.freewordonline NULL.com/events/detail/international-translation-day-2012) and of Notes & Letters (http://www NULL.kingsplace NULL.co NULL.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/curated-weeks/notes-letters-2012# NULL.UFBH7I0aO2y).

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