Saturday, 26 July 2008

Talks at the National Library

The National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, in co-operation with Ireland Literature Exchange will host a small showcase of Irish literature in translation during July and August. The exhibition will display a small selection of Irish classics, contemporary fiction and children’s literature, donated by ILE over the years, in the room adjoining the entrance lobby.

They also have a series of author-translator events to coincide with the display:

Wednesday, 6 August, 7.00p.m.
Translating John Mc Gahern.
Declan Kiberd in conversation with Gerardo Gambolini (Spanish language translator of Kiberd’s Inventing Ireland and John Mc Gahern’s Collected Stories).

Wednesday, 13 August,7.00p.m.
Walking the Blue Fields in Slovenia with Claire Keegan and Maja Novak. Slovene translator Maja Novak talks about her recent translation of Claire Keegan’s latest collection of short stories, Walk the Blue Fields, followed by a reading by Claire Keegan.

Wednesday, 27 August, 7.00p.m.
Shamrock Tea, A Polish Brew. Ciaran Carson in conversation with the Polish translator of Shamrock Tea, Maciej Świerkocki, and the publisher, Piotr Mielcarek, with music by Deirdre and Ciaran Carson.


BarbaraS said...

Particularly interested in the last one there. I did a translation class with Carson this year, along with ECG and we had a ball, very illuminating indeed.

KAREN said...

Gorgeous library - makes the one I work in look like a shed!