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Book event

Nicolas Bouvier, So It Goes: travels in the Aran Isles, Xian & places in between 

translated by Robyn Marsack

‘Every essay here shimmers with imaginative insight and wry humour. […Bouvier is] one of the most brilliant, penetrating and individual travel writers of his time.’                             – Colin Thubron

I’ll be talking to Peter Kravitz, about translating Bouvier’s work; Peter commissioned my translation of Bouvier’s L’Usage du monde (The Way of the World) in Polygon’s early days, when we boldly asked Patrick Leigh Fermor to write an introduction…

Date: 6 February 2020

Place: The Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh; tickets bookable

 

Book talk

Fifty Fifty: Carcanet’s jubilee in letters

I’ll be talking about the making of this book and what I learnt while trawling Carcanet’s fascinating archive, in connection with a small display of items from the archive at Scotland’s international poetry festival, StAnza. It’s a free event.

Date: Saturday 7 March 2020, 16:00-16:45

Place: Conference Room, Byre Theatre, Abbey St, St Andrews

Book launch

Nicolas Bouvier, So It Goes: travels in the Aran Isles, Xian & places in between 

translated by Robyn Marsack

‘Every essay here shimmers with imaginative insight and wry humour. […Bouvier is] one of the most brilliant, penetrating and individual travel writers of his time.’                             – Colin Thubron

I’ll be talking to Peter Kravitz, about translating Bouvier’s work; Peter commissioned my translation of Bouvier’s L’Usage du monde (The Way of the World) in Polygon’s early days, when we boldly asked Patrick Leigh Fermor to write an introduction…

Date: 23 October 2019, 18.00-20.00 – conversation at 19.00

Place: Iota Arts Space, 25 Hyndland Street, G11

(round the corner from Kelvinhall subway)

The event is free but space is limited   

Do let me know if you intend to come! You can email me through this site.