Atwood in Translationland
When: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £10 / £8 concessions
This special Sebald Lecture given by award-winning writer Margaret Atwood marks the 25th anniversary of The British Centre for Literary Translation. In Atwood in Translationland she explores her adventures in translations in 44 languages over 45 years. Introduced by Naomi Alderman.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her latest novel, MaddAddam is the follow-up to The Year of the Flood (2009) and her 2003 Giller Prize winner, Oryx and Crake. Other recent publications include The Door, a volume of poetry (2007), Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (2008) and In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011). Additional titles include the 2000 Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Penelopiad. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson
The British Centre for Literary Translation Britain’s leading centre for the development, promotion and support of literary translation. The Sebald Lecture is given annually on an aspect of literature in translation and is named after W G Sebald who set up BCLT in 1989. ‘Max’ was a German writer who opted to live in the UK and continue writing in German. His novels and essays include The Rings of Saturn, Austerlitz, and On the Natural History of Destruction and established him as a leading writer of the 20th century.