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The Translation Effect
Code: 94  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Sheng Keyi, Riikka Pulkkinen, Chip Rolley
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Most writers dream of their works reaching international audiences, meaning their work must be translated into foreignlanguages. Riikka Pulkkinen and Sheng Keyi tell Chip Rolley how  writers supervise the process and, most importantly, guard against corruption of meaning.
Riikka Pulkkinen and Sheng Keyi tell Chip Rolley about keeping the story intact as it crosses borders.

Change from printed program: UPDATE FROM PRINTED PROGRAM: Riikka Pulkkinenjoins this event. (Horacio Castellanos Moya, announced in the printed program, is unable to attend Sydney Writers’ Festival due to medical reasons.) Chip Rolley joins this event as chair.

Keyi Sheng (International)

Sheng Keyi had a rural upbringing and writes of the migrant experience with the depth of personal insight: she was born in Hunan and is now living in Beijing after several years spent living in Shenzhen. Through her writing she addresses the issues that affect women in China today, and often experiments with style and voice. A multi-award winning author, Northern Girls will be the first of her works to be published in English.

Supported by the University of Western Sydney.

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Riikka Pulkkinen (International)

Riikka Pulkkinen studied literature and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Her debut novel, Raja (The Border), sparked international interest when it was published in 2006. Her second novel, True, will mark her English-language debut. Pulkkinen received the Kaarle Prize and the Laila Hirvisaari Prize in 2007.

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Chip Rolley (Australian)

Chip Rolley is artistic director of Sydney Writers’ Festival. He has been an editor, literary project manager and freelance writer, and has worked in Australia, the US and China. He is a life member of Sydney PEN.

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