22.05.2019

Faruk Sehic coming to London

 FARUK ŠEHIĆ TO TAKE PART IN LONDON EVENTS

June 7-9th 2019

Join us in London on 6th and 7th June and meet Bosnian authors 

Alen Mešković and Faruk Šehić!

ISTROS is excited to announce a series of events aiming celebrating translation and discussing the challenges faced by translators and publishers.

IMPOSSIBLE TERRITORY 

CELEBRATING TRANSLATION FROM ‘SMALLER’ LANGUAGES 

18:00-21:00 – 6TH JUNE 2019 – UCL FESTIVAL OF CULTURES

On 6th June, the Impossible Territory panel series will explore these themes from different perspectives, as part of the UCL Festival of Culture. Join us for an evening of multidisciplinary events celebrating the art of translation with special focus on the so-called ‘small’ languages of Europe, consisting of the following events:

Translating the War: Bosnian writing through English and other languages – bringing together two of the most prolific and best-known Bosnian authors, Faruk Šehić and Alen Mešković, who have written about their war and refugee experience, and experienced translators Christina Pribicevich-Zoric (from Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian) and Paul Russell Garrett (from Danish). 

Translation Challenge: Hungarian Prose and Verse in English Version – an insight into what translation is, exploring the (im)possibility of translation taking as example translation from Hungarian.

Publishing Translation – Istros Books, Francis Boutle Publishers and MacLehose Pressdiscuss how foreign books are chosen for translation, translated, edited and published, and the challenged faced by publishers of translations.

The full programme of Impossible Territory is available here.

The event is free. 
UCL Festival of Cultures 
18:00 – 21:00 – Masaryk Senior Common Room, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies SSEES 
16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW 

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING

THE BOSNIAN WAR THROUGH THE LITERARY LENS

18:30 – 7TH JUNE – YUNUS EMRE ENSTITÜSÜ

On 7th June, join us for Faruk Šehić’s Under Pressure and Alen Mešković’s Ukulele Jam’s book launch!

More information on the event and the registration link are available here.

The event is free but registration is required. 
Yunus Emre Enstitüsü 
18:30 – 10 Maple Street, London W1T 5HA

 

Under Pressure is a novel in fragments - brutal and heart-wrenching stories from the frontline by Bosnian writer Faruk Šehić. This book secured his reputation as one of the greatest writers to emerge from the region in the post-war period. A war veteran and a poet, Šehić combines beauty and horror to seduce and surprise the reader. The book was the winner of the Zoro Verlag Prize, 2004, and its publication has been funded by a super-successful Kickstarter campaign in October 2018.