Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy
Thursday 30 July at 5 pm: A weekly podcast series kicks off, championing independent presses leading the way in publishing translation, their authors and translators, as well as a guest interview with Christopher MacLehose, the publisher behind Nordic Noir.
The podcast line-up features award-winning, bestselling authors from across Europe, including Lars Mytting, J.S. Margot, Tommy Wieringa and Tahar Ben Jelloun, as well as interviews with their publishers – Adam Freudenheim and Philip Gwyn Jones among them.
In a Covid-19 world, as social distancing becomes the norm, and travel to faraway places is but a dream, books in translation are more important than ever, offering new and alternative ways of seeing and understanding each other over and beyond daily news broadcasts.