Promoting Literature in Translation: A Practical Guide

Promoting Literature in Translation: A Practical Guide

14 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 11:00

Literary Translation Centre


Promoting literature in translation is full of challenges – but what about ideas that actually work? Join us as we look at specific examples by three publishers with very different approaches. What strategies have been successful for promoting international literature, what new ideas are out there, and what role can funding play? Erica Jarnes (Poetry Translation Centre) chairs a discussion with Molly Slight (Scribe Books) and Sarah Cleave (Comma Press). This event also marks the launch of a report by English PEN on the impact of its flagship PEN Promotes programme.



  • Sarah Cleave


    Publishing Manager

    Comma Press

    Sarah Cleave joined Comma Press as Publishing Manager in January 2017. Prior to this she was Publishing Manager at Saqi Books and Telegram, where she...

  • Laura Macaulay


    Deputy Publisher

    Pushkin Press

    Laura Macaulay joined Pushkin Press as Deputy Publisher in 2016, and acquires international writing across the Pushkin lists. She’s a member of the...

  • Molly Slight


    Publishing Executive

    Scribe Books

    Molly Slight is the Publishing Executive at Scribe, an independent publisher with offices in London and Melbourne. She works in the publicity and...

  • Erica Jarnes


    Managing Director

    Poetry Translate

    Erica Jarnes is managing director of the Poetry Translation Centre. She was previously English PEN's Writers in Translation programme manager; book...


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