Dark Political Questions in Translated Literature: Demian Vitanza in Conversation with Porter Anderson

Dark Political Questions in Translated Literature: Demian Vitanza in Conversation with Porter Anderson

13 Mar 2019, 14:15 - 15:15

Literary Translation Centre
Language:
English

In This Life or the Next, Norway's award-winning author Demian Vitanza captures an arresting account of the alienation, radicalization, and disillusionment of a Norwegian-Pakistani man adrift between jihad and his own soul. Informed by more than 100 hours in conversation with an actual young fighter, the book voices the lethal extremes of today’s politics and faces the heartbreak behind every battle. Porter Anderson, editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives, will discuss this important, timely book with the author and with Amazon Crossing editor Elizabeth DeNoma. Join us in examining the novel's interrogation of terror and the process of translating the hottest-button themes for a global readership. The discussion will be followed by a book giveaway. 

 

The Literary Translation seminar programme is produced with the help of funding from Arts Council England and Amazon Crossing Sponsorship

Contributors

  • Demian Vitanza

    Speaker

    Author

    Demian Vitanza (b. 1983) is a Norwegian author and playwright. He made his literary debut in 2011 with the critically acclaimed novel Urak. For his...

  • Porter Anderson

    Speaker

    Editor-in-Chief

    Publishing Perspectives

    Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, CNN.com...

  • Elizabeth DeNoma

    Speaker

    Senior Editor

    Amazon Crossing

    Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma is a Senior Editor at Amazon Crossing, the translation imprint at Amazon Publishing. Some of her most significant acquisitions...

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