Laia Jufresa

Women in Translation

CANCELLED

Bristol Women's Literature Festival/
Sun 29 March 2020

Women in Translation

CANCELLED

Laia Jufresa
Sun 29 March 2020,

The team behind Bristol Women’s Literature Festival have decided to cancel the festival in response to the coronavirus pandemic. See their website for more details. Bookers will be refunded by Watershed.

Why are fewer women than men being translated into English? What, if anything, is being done about it? And what might the value be for British readers of reading literature from abroad?

Literary translator Rosalind Harvey chairs a discussion on the gender disparity in translation with writers and translators Laia Jufresa (pictured; Umami, translated by Sophie Hughes), Olivia Hellewell (translation researcher and literary translator from the Slovene, including of Jela Krečič’s None Like Her and Goran Vojnović’s The Fig Tree) and Trifonia Melibea Obono (award-winning author of La Bastarda, the first ever book by a woman writer from Equatorial Guinea to be translated into English). We’ll touch on literary activism, what translation into English means both for writers from elsewhere and the literary scene in the UK, and why we all need stories from elsewhere.

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