From Promotion to Pitching

From Promotion to Pitching

10 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

Literary Translation Centre

This panel explores how publishers choose which books to translate and how literary translators and cultural institutes can influence these choices. We’ll start with a discussion about how publishers market and promote literature in translation to the readership. From there we’ll explore the implications and lessons for pitching potential titles to publishers for translation. We’ll also talk about how publishers, translators and cultural institutes can work together – from pitching through editing to promotion.



  • Kate Griffin


    Writers’ Centre Norwich

    Kate Griffin is Associate Programme Director at Writers' Centre Norwich, contributing to the development of WCN’s international and translation...

  • Ruth Clarke



    Starling Bureau

    Ruth Clarke is a translator from Italian, French and Spanish into English. She has translated an eclectic range of work by authors including Mariana...

  • Vilis Kasims


    Latvian Literature

    Vilis Kasims (1986) is a writer, translator and, since 2011, a representative of Latvian literature abroad with the platform Latvian Literature. In...

  • Sarah Braybrooke



    Sarah Braybrooke is the Managing Director of Scribe UK, an independent publisher which brings out about 60 books a year, around a quarter of which...

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