To celebrate the launch of Nino Haratischvili's The Eighth Life
in English translation, we are delighted to present a discussion with Nino Haratischvili, and the translators, Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin. The evening is hosted by Rosie Goldsmith
, director of the European Literature Network, and will begin with singing from Chela
, the Cambridge Georgian Choir.
is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and theatre director, originally from Georgia. Born in Tbilisi in 1983, Nino now lives in Germany and writes in German. Her new novel is The Eighth Life
, hailed as ‘the book of the year’ in Germany and winner of numerous literary prizes.
was an actor and radio journalist in both Germany and the UK before becoming a literary translator. She was awarded the 2017 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for her translation of A Whole Life
by the Austrian author Robert Seethaler.
’s recent translations include Volker Weidermann’s Dreamers
, Michael Köhlmeier’s novels Two Gentlemen on the Beach
, short fiction by Joseph Roth and essays by Hannah Arendt.
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You may also be interested in the screening of In Georgia
(1987) by Jürgen Böttcher, a fascinating and stunningly beautiful travelogue by one of East Germany's most important documentary filmmakers, on Friday 8 November 2019
. More information here