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An Evening with Allan Cameron

  • Waterstones Byres 351-355 Byres Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8QZ United Kingdom (map)

From the Waterstones event page

As part of the West end Festival, author Allan Cameron will be joining us on the 22nd June to talk about his latest book, Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum, in which a narrator pretends to be an author and a perverse author pretends to be a translator who in his ensuing confusion drinks himself to death, causing a dispute between the fictional editor, the fictional author, his fictional wife and the translator's fictional widow, solely to illustrate the enlightened and enlightening chaos of translation, when the true purpose of this novel is to present conflicting views on nation, nationalism, power, class and the Scottish referendum. 

Allan Cameron has written two novels, The Golden Menagerie and The Berlusconi Bonus, and one non-fiction book, In Praise of the Garrulous. Also, he has written two collections of short stories, Can the Gods Cry? and On the Heroism of Mortals. On the other hand, he has translated 24 books from Italian, and his two collections of poetry, Presbyopia and A Barrel of Dried Leaves.

All are welcome.

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The Possibilities of Translation