Venue: MadLab

Time: 14.15 – 15.30


With Britain being so full of voices from other languages why is only 4% of literature published in the UK translated? This panel will explore the challenges faced by writers, translators, and publishers in the industry such as: does the lack of translated works stop writers from writing in other (non-European) languages; are there enough literary translators of colour; does the lack of opportunities contribute to the lack of translators of colour.

Christina Fonthes is a Manchester-based poet, performer and translator

Pasha Abdollahi is an editor, author and worked as a journalist for the Tehran Times

Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike is a lecturer in English at MMU with interest in postcolonial nationhood

Erica Jarnes works for the writers organisation English PEN