Past Event
Books & Debates

In Translation: Rodaan al Galidi & Alia Trabucco Zerán

Fri 31 Jan 2020

From Mariama Bâ to Garcia Marquez, some of our most treasured stories have come to us in translation and, since 2012, English PEN has supported hundreds of translations into English, introducing us to award-winners such as Alain Mabanckou and José Eduardo Agualusa. 

In Translation presents two moving writers: Rodaan al Galidi, author of Two Blankets, Three Sheets, a quietly powerful story set in The Netherlands and narrated by Karim, who endures the limbo of eight years in an asylum centre; and Alia Trabucco Zerán, whose The Remainder, shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, dissects the repercussions of a brutal dictatorship on a new generation. Chaired by Jonathan Reeder.