David Almond – writer with wings
St Petersburg, The Mayakovsky Library
David Almond, one of the world’s most famous writers for children and young adults, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, presents his books –world bestsellers Skellig, My Name is Mina, and Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, and his new book My Dad's a Birdman. Russian readers know these books through Olga Varshaver’s translations who will also moderate the talk.
David Almond and Olga Varshaver, translator of his books into Russian, will talk about plots and inspirations for them, about differences in concepts of adult and children literature, and about things that can and cannot be translated. We welcome to this session everyone interested in literature and literary translation.
The talk will take place at The Mayakovsky Library (Fontanka River Emb, 46, St. Petersburg)
In partnership with Samokat Publishing House