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Translators take centre stage at two literary encounters organised by the IRL and the Han Nefkens Foundation

Literature.  Barcelona,  06/10/2016

The Institut Ramon Llull and the Han Nefkens Foundation have joined forces to turn the spotlight on literary translators of works of Catalan literature into other languages, who are crucial for making our literature known worldwide. To that end a number of activities have been programmed. The first will take place this October, to coincide with the professionals attending the translators in residence, organised by the IRL through a public competition since 2007. This year there will be a dozen of them.

The first of these events will be a master class on the translation of Joan Sales’ Incerta Glòria given by two of the translators: Andrea Kata Varju (Hungarian) and Maria Bohigas, who is also a publisher. They will talk about their personal experience and the specific difficulties they have come up against while translating the work at a session open to the public in general and students of literary translation in particular. The class will be given next Tuesday, 11 October, at 19.00 in the Bernard Lesfargues Library at IRL headquarters (Palau del Baró de Quadras). The session has the support of the translation faculty of Barcelona Autonomous University (UAB).

The second event will take place on Monday 17 October and will consist of an interview with the writer Pep Puig, author of La vida sense la Sara Amat, and Amaranta Sbardella, the Italian translator of the work. The activity has the support of the Proa publishing house and the translation faculty of Barcelona Autonomous University (UAB).

As part of the cooperation agreement for the dissemination of Catalan literature abroad

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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