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 Wales stand 7F50 and at our table in the LTC.

The Literary Translation Centre, established in 2020 by a consortium of organisations including LAF, has a programme of seminars running over the three days staring with Multilingual India and Page to Screen as Translation featuring our Charles Wallace India Fellow Samvartha Sahil who will start his three-months residency in Wales after the fair.

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.

LAF director Alexandra Büchler will speak in 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.

The Literary Translation Centre 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 participation and programme are supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Creative Wales in partnership with the European Union Prize for Literature and Intelekti Publishing, Tbilisi.