Wales Literature Exchange at the London Book Fair, 14 - 16 March 2017

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. Poland has been chosen as Market Focus for 2017 to highlight the country’s dynamic publishing industry and to increase awareness of its long literary traditions.

Wales Literature Exchange will have a presence at the Literary Translation Centre. Throughout the fair we will be meeting publishers, agents and translators, and presenting our 2016 - 17 Bookcase - our selection of books which we recommend for translation.

To make an appointment with Sharon Owen, our Translation Grants Officer at the London Book Fair, please contact us at


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.

Of particular interest are the following events:

Translation from Outside the Metropolis

11:30 - 12:30

Following a tumultuous year in world politics, does contemporary fiction and media need to give a better representatio representation of the variety of national voices and perspectives?

  • Theodora Danek, Writers in Translation, English PEN (Chair)
  • Mary Ann Newman, Literary translator;
  • Ra Page, Editor of the Reading City series, Comma Press;
  • Alys Conran, Author, Pigeon (Parthian Books)

International Literature Showcase Presents: London in Languages
10:00 - 11:00

Discussion on the role London plays for writers into and out of English.

  • Vanni Bianconi (Chair);
  • Ifor ap Glyn;
  • Tom Chivers.


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