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Steve Waters - Translating Conflict

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Steve Waters

Steve Waters talks with Timothy Mathews. Steve Waters is a playwright whose work has been performed at the Bush Theatre London, The Hampstead Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and the Sheffield Crucible. Here he talks particularly about his plays 'Ignorance/Jahiliyyah', which explores the Muslim Brotherhood, 'Little Platoons', which explores current education policy, and 'The Contingency Plan', which explores the politics of climate change. He talks generally about how notions of translation affect his life as a playwright, and his approach to writing dialogue for the stage.  He is co-author of 'Europa', a multi-lingual play in Polish, Croatian, English and German, currently showing in Dresden and touring Europe.

Maureen Freely - Engaged Translation

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Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely talks with Timothy Mathews. Maureen Freely has translated five books by Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature: 'Snow', 'The Black Book', 'Istanbul: Memories of a City', 'Other Colours' and 'The Museum of Innocence'. She is the author of seven novels: 'Mother's Helper', 'The Life of the Party', 'The Stork Club', 'Under the Vulcania', 'The Other Rebecca', 'Enlightenment'; 'Sailing through Byzantium' is published in October.

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