International Translation Day is the annual event for the literary translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to come together and debate significant issues within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. Book your tickets to this event here.
Are we English, British, European, citizens of the planet Earth or none of the above? The ‘Citizens of Everywhere’ project invites writers, artists and journalists to respond to the seismic shifts in European and American politics, and their implications for the future, in ways that are creative, surprising, and, most importantly of all, useful. Book your tickets here.
he authors and translators on the Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist come together for a very special panel discussion chaired by Jim Naughtie, with selected readings. The 2017 list comprises powerful literary fiction in translation from all corners of the globe, and this event promises to bring you up close to some of the finest writers in the world on the eve of the winner announcement.
The Short Story Salon is a new monthly event curated and chaired by Gower Street bookseller and Mslexia columnist Alice Slater. 2017 has already seen a wealth of new collections, both meaningful and accomplished, from well-established authors to exciting debuts. The Short Story Salon will celebrate the form with readings, conversation and wine.
PalFest, The Palestinian Festival of Literature, which brings writers from around the world to Palestine to read to and meet their readers, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This Is Not a Border is an anthology of essays, poems and stories from some of those writers and artists as they respond to their experiences at this unique festival. Book your tickets here.
Join Waterstones Piccadilly for a reading and a fascinating talk with six brilliant women writers from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Waterstones Birmingham have the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Paul Beatty, joining them in store to discuss The Sellout.
A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game.
Paul Beatty is the author of the novels Slumberland, Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle and The Sellout, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2016. He lives in New York City.
Join independent publisher Out-Spoken Press poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Sabrina Mahfouz, Bridget Minamore, Fran Lock and Hibaq Osman reading from their recent collections this evening, whilst Raymond Antrobus and Joelle Taylor will introduce us to brand new poems-in-manuscript ahead of publication. Book tickets to this event here.
We at TAP are thrilled to be bringing Prabda Yoon, author of our upcoming title The Sad Part Was to the UK for a series of exciting launch events in London. Prabda will be sharing the limelight with translator Mui Poopoksakul.
Lastly, we'll be officially launching at SOAS on Thursday the 16th of March from 6-7pm. This is a free event so join us for what's sure to be a memorable night!
The Japan Foundation and Modern Culture bring Hiromi Kawakami to Foyles for this event as part of Japan Now 2017.
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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? A discussion about the stories, and screening of the film Losing Ground by Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins was a pioneering African-American director and writer whose ground breaking films were overlooked and whose stories went unpublished in her lifetime. This February her collection Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? is being published for the first time, join Waterstones as the host her film and fiction in the basement bar of Waterstones TCR. Book tickets to this events here.
Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir Never Look An American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts and the Making of a Nigerian American tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential (but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency) African Commentary magazine. Book tickets to this event here.
Join Onuzo to celebrate the publication of her incredible second novel, Welcome to Lagos. Onuzo will be in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, editor, literary critic and former deputy editor of Granta. The evening will also feature musical performance, poetry and readings from the book. This is a free event.
BITCH LIT is a new monthly book club devoted to seminal feminist texts and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, mezze platters and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. Book you place here.
English PEN is continuing to hold monthly vigils in support of imprisoned writers Raif Badawi, Waleed Abulkhair and Ashraf Fayadh. Please join us to show them they have not been forgotten. This is an ongoing event, please see details here.
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Our book for NOVEMBER 23rd will be PANTY by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, translated by Arunava Sinha. Surreal and darkly erotic, this novel has been credited with reintroducing ‘hardcore sexuality into Bengali literature’, and has drawn comparisons with Elena Ferrante.
MEMO readers are invited to attend an evening with 4 of the 7 shortlisted authors for the Palestine Book Awards at 7pm, on 17 November 2016 at the P21 Gallery (21 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD, Nearest Station: Euston Station). This is a free event.