SZBA Panel Discussion on 'Translation as a Tool of Cultural Exchange'
Date: April 24, 2019, 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) organised a panel discussion entitled ’Translation as a Tool of Cultural Exchange’ as part of its participation in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019.
The panel was moderated by Claudia Kramatschek, expert in new world literature, writer and journalist and included speakers, Stefan Weidner, German literary critic and one of the most celebrated translators of Arabic literature in Europe, Margaret Obank, a British publisher, noted for her lifelong contribution to the dissemination of contemporary Arabic literature in English translation and Jan Karsten, a German editor with CulturBooks, a publisher of highly acclaimed and emerging international voices.
The panel discussed the importance of translation and provided insights into intercultural writing trends.