We Recommend: Talks

Bristol Translates – Literary Translation Summer School

Mon 4 - Fri 8 Jul

Online

Aimed at translators of all stages and language enthusiasts, Bristol Translates offers the opportunity to work with leading professionals online to translate texts of all literary genres into English.

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Discussion with David Foenkinos

Tue 5 Jul

Waterstones, Bristol

Join renowned French writer David Foenkinos in Bristol for a discussion in French about his latest book, La famille Martin, which has just been translated into English. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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Meet David Foenkinos in Bristol

Tue 5 Jul

Waterstones, Bristol

Meet David Foenkinos at Waterstones (Bristol) in the Galleries, where he will be discussing his latest book, La Famille Martin, recently published in the UK.

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Thuận in Conversation with Lamorna Ash

Wed 6 Jul

Foyles

Thuận, born in Hanoi and settled in Paris, will present her novel Chinatown at Foyles on Wednesday 6 July at 6.30pm. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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Meeting with Constance Debré

Wed 6 Jul

Librairie La Page, London

French bookshop La Page welcomes Constance Debré for a meeting followed by a signing of her latest novel Nom, in which she rejects conformity, her family heritage and even her name.

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Fiction in Translation: Chinatown with Thuận and Nguyễn An Lý

Thu 7 Jul

Topping and Company Booksellers, Bath

Thuận and her translator Nguyễn An Lý will present Chinatown, a humorous and haunting love story of diasporic lives in Vietnam and France. Join them at 7pm at the Topping and Company Booksellers in Bath.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Sat 13 - Mon 29 Aug

Edinburgh

Meet your favourite French writers in person and online, including Faïza Guène, Fatima Daas, Antoine Leiris, Guillaume de Chassy, Jakuta Alikavazovic, Maylis de Kerangal, and Shumona at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2022.

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Jakuta Alikavazovic with Allan Little: Lives Shaped by War

Fri 19 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jakuta Alikavazovic's connection to the 1990s Yugoslav war once seemed remote, but she now realises the impact that this trauma has had on her. She will be in Edinburgh to discuss her novel Night as It Falls on 19 August with Allan Little, who covered the war.

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Fatima Daas & Shumona Sinha: Immigrants in Paris

Fri 26 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

In The Last One, Fatima Daas tries to reconcile being French-Algerian, Muslim and gay. Down with the Poor! shares Shumona Sinha's experience with the French immigration services. Both authors will share their underdog stories in Edinburgh on 26 August.

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Maylis de Kerangal & Saima Mir: Fleeing and Returning

Sat 27 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Maylis de Kerangal, author of Eastbound, and Saima Mir, who made her debut with The Khan, will discuss their novels and what it means to be safe at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 27 August.

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