Wales Literature Exchange at the London Book Fair, 14 – 16 April 2015

Wales Literature Exchange at the London Book Fair, 14 – 16 April 2015

Wales Literature Exchange will be heading to the London Book Fair, the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Mexico has been chosen as Market Focus for 2015 to highlight the country’s dynamic publishing industry and to increase awareness of its long literary traditions.

Wales Literature Exchange will have a table at the Literary Translation Centre. Throughout the fair we will be meeting publishers, agents and translators, and presenting our 2014 - 15 Bookcase - our selection of books which we recommend for translation.

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Events at The Literary Translation Centre

The Literary Translation Centre has established itself as a highly popular and successful hub to promote and highlight the art of literary translation in the UK and abroad. Bringing together translators, editors, publishers, students and writers, it is a space in which to network, discuss and attend a variety of seminars on literary translation.

As a Literary Translation Centre consortium partner, Wales Literature Exchange will be assisting with the programme of events organised at the centre.

Of particular interest are the following events:

Literary Agencies Connecting Continents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, 15:30 - 16:45, 14 Apr 2015

Having an agent is a must for English-language authors but agencies representing authors writing in other languages are still relatively rare. There are now active agencies working across Europe, for example in Finland, Germany, Turkey or Spain, but how does writing from other continents find its way to publishers in today’s competitive, globalized book industry and how do we interact with the publishing worlds as remote as those of China, India or Latin America?

Three agents talk about the challenges of working across continents:

  • Victor Hurtado (Mexico/Spain);
  • David Lopez-del Amo (Sinicus, China);
  • Sridhar Gowda (India/UK).

Chaired by Alexandra Büchler, of our sister organisation, Literature Across Frontiers.

The Role of Literary Journals in Showcasing Translated Literature                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, 11:30-12:30, 15 April 2015.

The panel will feature five representatives of literary journals, including Welsh literary journal, Talisein:

  • Sian Melangell Dafydd, Co-Editor, Taliesin Literary Review;
  • Daniel Medin, Co-Editor, Music & Literature;
  • Scott Esposito, Editor , The Quarterly Conversation;
  • Julia Sherwood, Editor-at-Large for Slovakia, Asymptote

The discussion will be chaired by Susan Harris, Editorial Director, Words Without Borders.

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