This week it’s all about comics, as Peggy talks with Canan Marasligil about their power, cultural significance and the importance of translation. Don’t miss Canan’s top recommendations for new comics readers, listed in the show notes below.

Canan was in town to the BCLT Summer School, where she was giving a talk on Translating Comics.

Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing.

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Show notes

Find out more about the National Centre for Writing:

Mentioned events:
Dragon Hall open day:
Creative Writing Online courses:

Useful links:
Canan’s website:
Canan on Twitter:
Read My World festival:

Canan’s comic recommendations:
Ethel & Earnest, Raymond Briggs
Anything by Posie Simmons
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Arab of the Future, Riad Sattouf
Maus, Art Spiegelman
Palestine, Joe Sacco
Dare to Disappoint, Ozge Samanci
Snapshots of a Girl, Beldan Sezen

Music by Bennet Maples: