Events in Bath for translators

There are two events taking place in Bath this month that I think will pique the interest of fellow translators. (Thanks to Cherry for the heads-up whilst blackberrying yesterday evening!)

The first will take place on Wednesday, 7 September at Topping & Co's bookshop. David Bellos, a translator and biographer has been invited to talk about the process of translation at the shop as part of its regular programme of events. Bellos, who currently teaches French, Italian and Comparative Literature at Princeton University has won awards for his translations. His most recent work published by Penguin is a survey of translation theory Is That a Fish in your Ear? More information and tickets from Toppings.

On Tuesday, 20 September, Maureen Freely, who is perhaps best known for her translations of Orhan Pamuk's novels from Turkish into English, will be giving a talk at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. Freely also lectures at the University of Warwick and is an entertaining speaker. I heard her talk at the Bath Literature Festival last year and thoroughly enjoyed her lecture.


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