1. More or less this time next week, at 19:00 UK time on Thursday, 24th February, the National Centre for Writing here in the UK are hosting ‘Meet the World: Translation as Witness’. More info and registration here https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/whats-on/meet-the-world-translation-as-witness/ NB: you need to register in advance.
2. Available any time you like, this piece in The New York Times about Jennifer Croft, who recently declared “I’m not translating any more books without my name on the cover” https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/11/books/literary-translation-translators-jennifer-croft.html
3. Another free piece from the current issue of International Affairs, this one by Amitav Acharya, ‘Race and racism in the founding of the modern world order’ https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/98/1/23/6484842
Acharya calls for racism to be viewed “as an inter-linked global challenge, (…) integral to the emerging research agenda of Global International Relations.” PDF below.
4. I mentioned Scott Thornbury last week, and now he’s re-vamped his website http://www.scottthornbury.com/ Not entirely sure I can claim cause and effect.
5. And, finally, Kate Folk reads her own story, ‘Out There’, for The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-writers-voice/kate-folk-reads-out-there
Text of ‘Out There’ here, all being well with the paywall https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/23/out-there