Breaking Boundaries: Translated Literature in Scotland

November 19 | 19:00 - 20:00

Glasgow Adults Book Fair / Book Swap, Panel Event / Author Reading Local Interest, Translation, World Languages

In an age of border enforcement and wall-building, our geopolitical maps are being sliced and policed with little care for the individual lives affected. A similar trend is defining our reading habits: translation makes up only 2.5% of all publications in the UK, with a figure of 4.5% for literature. Regardless of its rich multicultural past and present, the UK has been slow in welcoming foreign voices into its literary landscape; now is a crucial moment that calls for listening to the experiences of others. Thanks to independent publishers translated literature is gaining recognition from both international literary prize committees and readers in the UK. Join us as we talk translation and independent publishing with some of the leading voices in the Scottish literary scene, including Allan Cameron, Samuel McDowell, Annie Rutherford and Peter Graves. Take the opportunity to meet your favourite new publishers and purchase their books at the venue! Refreshments and BWS swag (including the new Rebel book) will be available for free at the event.

Free (unticketed)

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the venue directly.

07938 153957

Venue information

The Project Café

2-1a Fleming House
134 Renfrew Street

G3 6ST


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