Commonwealth Writers Conversations

The Politics of Translation: Arabic Literatures in Europe

Date & Time
4:30pm, 14 October 2019 - 10:00pm, 14 October 2019
Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
About the event

Commonwealth Writers in colloboration with KfW Stiftung will be hosting a panel discussion by experts on translation and the publishing of Arabic Literatures in October 2019.

The event will be in English.

Admission is free. Capacity is limited, please register by 3 October 2019 at the latest via email to


4.30pm – Admission

5.00 pm – Opening words by KfW Stiftung

Performance reading with texts by writers of the ‘Short Stories Masterclass Frankfurt 2019’ (Arabic/English).

Author Alaa Al Aswany in conversation with Daniel Medin (Centre for Writers & Translators, American University of Paris).

Followed by a panel discussion with Lynn Gaspard (Saqi Books), Elisabeth Jaquette (American Literacy Translators Association), Piero Salabè (Hanser Verlag) and author Adania Shibli, moderated by Daniel Medin.

7.30pm – Reception

Find out more here.


Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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