Romania will be the focus country at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair (15-18 March 2018). Among many other events on Romanian literature, the fair will also host a talk (http://www NULL.leipziger-buchmesse NULL.de/ll/veranstaltungen/29727) on literary translators and their efforts to create professional associations defending their rights.
‘Working day and night at their desks with only books and cats for company, literary translators sometimes have to go to great lengths to get organized and overcome professional isolation. From strikes to letterwriting campaigns to hashtag activism – what stories do they have to tell, what have they achieved in their countries, and what can we learn from them?’
Participants will be Lavinia Branişte (Romania) and Martina Fernández Polcuch (Argentina). Katy Derbyshire will moderate the discussion.
Date: 16 March 2018
Time: 14.00 -15.00
Venue: Forum International und Übersetzerzentrum, Halle 4, Stand C505
For further information on the programme at Leipzig Book Fair, including other events on translation, please click here (http://www NULL.leipziger-buchmesse NULL.de/Programm/).