BookExpo America prepares “Books in Translation: Wanderlust for the Written Word” program for 2014
July 18, 2013 by ruediger
BookExpo America focuses on “Books in Translation: Wanderlust for the Written Word” in 2014, and we are proud to serve as program coordinator for this new edition of the “Global Market Forum” in New York City.
On May 28, 2014, a series of professional panel debates will explore how translations can take advantage of today’s hugely expanding possibilites of the international book industry, as BEA’s press release has it:
“Books throughout history have been the vehicle for ideas and stories that transcend geography and cultures, reaching audiences far beyond a native land or language. Globalization and digitization bring new forces that are re-inventing the book trade and extending the possibilities for translations.”
Partners to the BEA Global Market Forum will include the Literary Translation at Columbia Writing Program, PEN World Voices, Open Letter Press at the University of Rochester, the Association of Author Representatives (AAR), American Literary Translators Association, Art of Translation in San Francisco as well as representatives of international markets promoting their countriesâ€™ literature in the US.
Find the press release here.