The Man Booker International Prize Event

Daniel Hahn: The Power of Translation

Wed 16 Aug 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Garden Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Daniel Hahn: The Power of Translation

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Novels in the English Language

Shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker International Prize, translator Daniel Hahn was a judge of this year’s contest. In today’s event, Hahn and two of the translators shortlisted for the 2017 prize talk about their roles interpreting novels for an English-speaking audience. What are the different challenges of translating from Hebrew, Spanish, French, Norwegian and Danish, and what special tests did the shortlisted books hold? Chaired by Nick Barley.