Grab a cuppa and get to know Graeme Armstrong in conversation with journalist and broadcaster, Afua Adom. Graeme will discuss his work, career and how it feels to win both a Betty Trask Award and Somerset Maugham Award in the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards. He will also give a short reading from his novel The Young Team and offer a glimpse into his creative routine.
Join us for a special SoA Awards Positive Poetry Party hosted by writer and Eric Gregory Awards judge Andrew McMillan. Listen and watch live poetry readings from this year’s SoA Award poets – including the Cholmondeley and Eric Gregory winners as well as previous judges from both awards – and connect with other writers in a fun, safe and supportive environment.
What is the editor’s role in literary translation? How can translators and editors work most effectively together?
The TA First Translation Prize recognises both new talent in the translation profession and the editors who work with them to make a prize-winning book. Join translator Chantal Wright in conversation with editors Ka Bradley, Bishan Samaddar and Saba Ahmed – who have been shortlisted for or won the TA First Prize – about editing translations, the impact of the TA Prize and the role of the editor.
What is 'success’ in a field as unpredictable and unstructured as literary translation? How easy is it to achieve success without relatively high levels of privilege?
Join us for a frank, open conversation about the realities of living and working as a literary translator in the UK. Translators Rosalind Harvey (Chair), Jamie Lee Searle, William Gregory and Vineet Lal will discuss how translators can feel successful outside of ‘serious’ wall-to-wall literature – working on commercial or technical translation, and combining this with literary translation, or working partly in another field entirely.