The 20th Festivaletteratura, Italy’s most important literary festival, will be held from 7 to 11 September in Mantua.

This year’s translation slam (10 September at 3 pm) features the Spanish-Mexican writer Paco Ignacio Taibo II and two of his many Italian translators, Gina Maneri and Silvia Sichel, who will joust over an unpublished piece of journalism by the author.

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The slam, however, will not be the only event dedicated to translation: on 8 September at 5.30 pm, five translators will discuss their translations of The Wandering Wingless by the Pulitzer-winning writer Philip Schultz; and on the very first day of the festival (7 September at 9 pm), the Italian poet Patrizia Cavalli will give a talk on ‘Translating (and reading) Shakespeare’.

The festival programme (Italian version only) can be downloaded here (http://www NULL.festivaletteratura NULL.it/2016/download).

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