Multilingual Imaginations: Asymptote’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

It’s Asymptote’s fifth anniversary! London will celebrate it with three of the most exciting writers engaging in multilingual work. Caroline Bergvall is a writer and artist of French-Norwegian background, whose projects alternate between textual pieces, audioworks, visual textworks, installations, and live performances, often in collaboration. She has recently presented work at the Tate Modern (London). Tena Štivičić is a playwright who has won numerous awards including the European Authors Award and Innovation Award at Heidelberg Stueckemarkt and the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Hamid Ismailov is a dissident Uzbek writer, poet and journalist residing in the West. He was the BBC World Service’s first Writer in Residence. Critics have compared his books to the best of Russian classics, Sufi parables and works of Western post-modernism. The discussion will be chaired by Ros Schwartz, vice-chair of the Translators Association. Ros is a translator from French with over 70 titles to her name, including a new translation of St Exupéry‘s Le Petit Prince and seven Maigret novels for Penguin Classics’ new translations of George Simenon’s oeuvre.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7pm – 8:30pm, Tickets here
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 – 206 Piccadilly London W1J 9HD GB

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