International Translation Day

2 October 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
British Library, London

The annual celebration of literary translation returns with a day of discussions and workshops held at the British Library.

International Translation Day is the annual event for the literary translation community co-organisd by LAF. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network, and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on gender and sexuality in translation, translating human rights, new initiatives for and by literary translators, sessions focused translating poetry, drama and Arabic literature. Plus a detailed look at the changing demographics of the UK and how the make up of our cities have changed: what does this tell us about who translators are and where might we find them?

The event is programmed by a consortium of organisations including Literature Across Frontiers, the Free Word Centre, English PEN and the Translators Association.

You can download the programme here.