Elvira Dones on identity and translation
In conversation at the BCLT Summer School 2019

Long overdue, we finally have this wonderful recording from the BCLT Summer School 2019, featuring Swiss-Albanian writer Elvira Dones, her translator Clarissa Botsford and publisher Stefan Tobler. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, it’s a wide-ranging discussion taking in themes of identity, linguistics, translation processes and the creation of Elvira’s book Sworn Virgin.

This event took place in partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation, with support from Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Meanwhile, Simon and Steph talk about lots of exciting NCW things, from the Book Club and drop-in writing sessions to the new Creative Writing Online courses and the exciting announcement of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2020.



Some useful links:

Join the National Centre for Writing’s Discord community: https://discord.gg/3G39dRW

Check out the full Noirwich 2020 programme: https://discord.gg/3G39dRW

More info on all of our work to support writers: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/

Hosted by Simon Jones and Steph McKenna

Music by Bennet Maples

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