Event 187

Rosie Goldsmith with Burhan Sönmez, Ümit Hussein and Elizabeth Briggs

Crossing Cultures with Translation and the EBRD Prize


This year a major new international Literature Prize was launched in the UK celebrating author and translator equally and with the goal of reaching parts of the world other prizes may not reach. The Turkish author Burhan Sönmez and translator Ümit Hussein – joint winners of the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize for the novel ISTANBUL ISTANBUL - join chair of judges Rosie Goldsmith and publisher Elizabeth Briggs to discuss the importance of literature in translation – and literary prizes - to the countries and cultures concerned. A rare opportunity to see two major players on the international literary scene.


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