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World Literature Weekend,17-19 June 2011 (London Review of Books)

22 May 2011





We are delighted to announce our third annual World Literature Weekend, a celebration of foreign literature, which involves both writer and translator. This year’s theme is history and its traces in the present – the scars left in lands and people. Participants, who have all engaged deeply with the force of history and memory, include bestselling novelists Javier Cercas, Cees Nooteboom and Daniel Kehlmann, and Galician novelist and activist Manuel Rivas, best known here for Butterfly’s Tongue, the film of his novel.

Further events focus on the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with shortlisted writers; minority languages with Catalan diplomat and novelist, Carles Casajuana; and the Scandinavian literary crime scene with some of its most exciting protagonists.

A live translation event, six limited-entry translation master classes and two social evenings complete the program. Download a PDF of the program (3.1MB).

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