LAF Report on Arabic-English Translation Online, Event Tonight

The Literature Across Frontiers report “Literary Translation from Arabic into English in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1990 – 2010” is now available to download on the LAF website.

The initial presentation of the report, which covers numerous issues about translation, will be held at Cairo’s British Council HQ from 6 – 8 p.m. Translator and report-author Alice Guthrie and LAF director Alexandra Büchler lead the discussion of Arabic-English translation in the U.K. and Ireland (1990-2010).

A few of the issues raised in the report:

Should Arabic-English Translators Be Native Speakers of Arabic? Of English?

Which Books ‘Should’ Be Translated from Arabic to English?

Arab Novels: Not as Good as the Russians, Latin Americans?

‘But We Don’t Know Who Else to Ask!’: Lit Festivals & Arab Writers

‘Go and Look Properly’ for the Best of Arabic Fiction

Tonight, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m., British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Cairo. See you there.