MS draft of Ted Hughes, Phèdre, courtesy of the Estate of Ted Hughes

Held at the British Library Conference Centre, London

3rd October 2011 9:00am – 8:30pm

A one-day conference jointly organised by the British Library, the Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts, the British Centre for Literary Translation, the University of Birmingham, Poet in the City, the Polish Cultural Institute and the Lithuanian Embassy.

The day will include keynotes by novelist Adam Thirlwell and Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation, as well as panel discussions featuring Michael Frayn, Ruth Fainlight and other experts on literary translation.

This conference aims to bring together translators, academics, postgraduates, writers, publishers, librarians and archivists to examine the various relationships and contexts around literature in translation. Speakers and delegates will explore the collecting of translators’ papers as a research, educational and creative resource. For more information see the conference programme.  

Please direct any enquiries to Rachel Foss ( or Andrea Lloyd (