Otto de Kat and Laura Watkinson discuss THE LONGEST NIGHT

  Freshly published this month comes the latest in the series of interconnecting Second World War novels from Otto de Kat. The Longest Night is the powerful and deeply moving story of a dying woman looking back at her life and the trauma she suffered in wartime Berlin. Exclusively for the lucky readers of the MacLehose blog, Otto de Kat talks to his translator Laura Watkinson about his experience of writing, her experience …

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Trieste wins Readers’ Prize

We’re delighted to announce that Daša Drndić’s Trieste has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Readers’ Prize, ahead of the main prize ceremony tonight. The prize marks the conclusion of a brilliantly conceived project to engage readers and reading groups with translated fiction, organised by English PEN, the Reading Agency and the British Centre for Literary Translation. Reading groups across the UK, many of which were almost entirely unfamiliar with translated …

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International Translation Day

The 2nd International Translation Day Symposium organised by English PEN in national legal essay writing competition partnership with Free Word and the Literary Translation Centre is happening tomorrow, 30th September 2011. One year after the inaugural International Translation Day symposium at the Free Word Centre, professionals in the industry come together to celebrate new achievements and to look at future challenges. The day kicks off with the launch of the …

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