International Literature Showcase Presents: London in Languages

International Literature Showcase Presents: London in Languages

16 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 11:00

Literary Translation Centre


This seminar is presented by The International Literature Showcase.

“London is permanent transit, transformation and tremor. London is multiple migrations, is extreme multiculturalism yet somehow monolingual, is savage finance and medieval guild, is brutalist and royalist, safe and uncertain.”

Join Vanni Bianconi, Ifor ap Glyn and Tom Chivers to consider some of the roles London plays for writers into and out of English.



  • Tom Chivers


    Founder and director

    Penned in the Margins

    Tom Chivers is the founder and director of Penned in the Margins, an independent arts company based in London. They create publications and...

  • Ifor ap Glyn



    Born in London to Welsh speaking parents, he has published four collections of poetry and a novel; he won the crown at the National Eisteddfod in...

  • Vanni Bianconi



    Born in Locarno, Switzerland, in 1977, he now lives in London. His poems have been translated into various languages and published in book form,...


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