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Dirk Ippen Lecture

Words Without Borders

Founding editor and board chair of Words Without Borders Samantha Schnee discusses the history and development of the preeminent online publication devoted to literary translation since it was launched in 2003. Quenching a powerful intellectual thirst for world literature, WWB has been enormously beneficial for non-English speaking authors—thirty of whom were discovered by Anglophone editors through publication on the WWB website. The publication has also been a boon for both literary translators and, perhaps most importantly, readers not only in the US but around the world.

Schnee will be in discussion with Katy Derbyshire, translator from German; Mui Poopoksakul, translator from Thai; Saskia Vogel, translator from Swedish and German; and Irati Elorrieta, writer in the Basque language.

11 Apr 24
Literary Translation
19:30 - 21:00
American Academy in Berlin
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin-Wannsee

This event took place on April 11, 2024.

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