The Bookblast 10×10 Tour – Inside Out: Voice of the Diaspora

Thursday 4 October • Waterstones, Brighton • 6.30 p.m.

Chair: Meike Ziervogel, publisher and novelist at Peirene Press (World Literature in translation). Her alter ego, “The Nymph” regularly writes about The Pain & Passion of a Small Publisher for Peirene online; a mustread blog.

Jamie Bulloch is an historian and translator of German literature. He has a translated 11 novels for MacLehose Press including Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes which was longlisted for the 2016 IMPAC award and 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. @jamiebulloch

Book focus: The Last Summer, (2017), is a psychological thriller by the pioneering German writer Ricarda Huch. After closing the state university because of student unrest, the governor of St Petersburg receives a death threat. His wife employs a young bodyguard, Lju, to protect her husband but Lju’s political loyalties lie elsewhere.

Nashwa Gowanlock, translator, was awarded a 2014 mentorship in the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) Emerging Translator mentoring scheme. She has translated numerous works of Arabic fiction and nonfiction. @Nashwagowanlock

Book focus: Shatila Stories, (June 2018), trs. Nashwa Gowanlock, is the result of a creative writing workshop run by Peirene in 2017 in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut when 9 Syrian and Palestinian refugees were commissioned to create a piece of collaborative literature.

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