Sian Northey travels to India

Sian Northey travels to India

Author Sian Northey, has travelled to India to take part in a translation workshop, co-organised by our sister organisation Literature Across Frontiers and Sahitya Pravarthaka Saharkarana Sangham (SPCS).

Held in Kerala, in coperation with the inaugural Krithi International Festival of Books and Authors, the workshop is a poetry encounter between poets from Europe and Kerala.  

Leading Malayalam poets Anitha Thampi, Anwar Ali, V. M. Girija, Pramod KM and P Raman participate with Sian Northey (Wales), Vanni Bianconi (Switzerland) and Martí Sales (Catalonia).  During the workshop they will discuss and translate each other’s poetry and meet Kerala audiences in three cities. The encounter will be facilitated by LAF director Alexandra Büchler and poet, writer and translator Sampurna Chattarji.

Sian Northey is a poet, author and translator from North Wales.  Siân has published fiction for children and adults, as well as poetry and creative non-fiction.  Two of her novels, Yn y Tŷ Hwn (In This House) and Rhyd-y-Gro have been selected to the Wales Literature Exchange Bookcase, our window to recent Welsh literary works which we recommend for translation.

Literature Across Frontiers have been connecting literary Europe and India for almost a decade through workshops, public events and encounters between literary and publishing professionals and in particular through its Poetry Connections programme. The workshop is hosted by the SPCS and supported by the Government of Kerala, Arts Council Wales, Institute Ramon Llull and Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Arts Council.

Events will be held in the following cities:



5th March, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Main Hall, Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Palace Road, Chembukkav, Thrissur, Kerala



7th March, 10:00 am onward

Bolgatty Palace, Kochi, Lalithambika Antharjanam Hall, Kochi



9th March, 2:30 onward

Institute of English, University of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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