Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Why does translated literature matter? Our panel of literary leading lights discusses the big questions of opening their work to the world.
Can translated literature lead to empathy and intercultural dialogue? What effect does international success have on an author’s work? And, what is lost in translation?
Khaled Khalifa is the author of No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, winner of the 2013 Naguib Mahfouz Medal.
Ibrahim Nasrallah is famous for Time of White Horses; having written numerous novels of Palestine’s past he looks to the future in Dog War II.
Youssef Rakha is the author of The Book of the Sultan's Seal, an exploration of the routes to an Islamic renaissance.
Dima Wannous is the author of The Frightened, a close examination of fear and anxiety set in contemporary Syria.
This panel is moderated by Turki Al Zaabi.
Language: Arabic with English translation