LAF at London Book Fair 2023

Sunday March 19th, 2023

We look forward to returning to the London Book Fair with a programme of events at the Literary Translation Centre and a joint programme with Wales Literature Exchange. You will be able to find us at the Publishing Wales stand 7F50 and at our table in the LTC stand 2D110.

The Literary Translation Centre, established in 2020 by a consortium of organisations including LAF, has a programme of seminars running over the three days:

The Welsh-language novelist and screenwriter Fflur Dafydd will appear in conversation with Iva Pezuashvili, Georgian winner of the 2022 European Union Prize for Literature, moderated by Casi Dylan, as well as in Page to Screen as Translation. Iva Pezuashvili will also appear in the session Decolonising Eastern Europe: Found in Translation. Emerging novelist and translator Megan Angharad Hunter will speak in Access and Accessibility: who gets to translate and who doesn’t and sessions Translation in Multilingual India and Page to Screen as Translation will feature our Charles Wallace India Fellow Samvartha Sahil who will start his three-months residency in Wales after the fair.

LAF director Alexandra Büchler will speak in the Translation in Motion session about the Ulysses Shelter exchange residency project as impetus for translation of writing from the Western Balkans and about the anthology Ulysses’ Cat she edited for the project and she will also take part in Europe/UK: Opportunities and Challenges post-Brexit.

The Literary Translation Centre (2D110) is a hub for debates on translation and its programme includes a number of sessions useful for emerging and established literary translators. Our picks include the following seminars and you can find the full programme on the LBF website. We also recommend the sessions in English PEN Literary Salon featuring a number of debates on Ukraine, the country in focus this year.

Our LTC@LBF picks:

Tuesday, 18 April 2023 

11:05 – 11:50 Literary Magazines and Translation: Current reality and Future Prospects

13:15 – 14:00 Translation in Multilingual India

14:20 – 15:05 Access and Accessibility in Translation: who gets to translate and who doesn’t?

15:25 – 16:10 Page to Screen as Translation

Wednesday 19th April 2023

10;00 – 10:45 Literary Translations: from 3% to 6% – and now what?

15:25 16:10 Translation in Motion: translation through international mobility and professional development

16:30 – 17:15 On Translation, Bridges and Collaboration: working with Latin American indigenous languages

Thursday 20th April 2023

10:00 – 10:45 Divided by a Common Tongue: translating a global language

11;05 – 11:50 Decolonising Eastern Europe: found in translation

12:10 – 12:55 Europe/UK: Opportunities and Challenges post-Brexit

Our participation and programme are supported by Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales, Arts Council England, Charles Wallace India Trust and European Union Prize for Literature.