[Postponed] 19 March: Conversation with writer Neil Hegarty and translator Mona de Pracontal

On 19 March 2020, meet Irish writer Neil Hegarty and his French translator Mona de Pracontal for a conversation on literature and translation.

Wednesday 19 March
6:00 p.m.

📍 Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin
36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2

Free – book


Join us for an evening with Irish writer Neil Hegarty and his French translator, Mona de Pracontal. Mona de Pracontal is the inaugural French Visiting Translation Fellow at Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. During this eight-week residency she is working on her translation of Neil’s debut novel Inch Levels into French.

Inch Levels is a complex novel with themes of loss, remorse, violence and secrecy, set over a 50 year year period in rural Ireland. The tense onset of the Troubles and bombs becoming part of daily life are set against the wild beauty of the Donegal and Derry landscapes. How does a translator approach these themes of local landscape and history? Every book has its own challenges for a translator, and Mona will discuss these with Neil – possibly starting with whether or how she will translate the book’s title!

Dr James Hadley will chair the event.

"A powerful debut novel"
– Martin Doyle, The Irish Times

“A perceptive and moving study of remorse and resilience, of the legacy violence leaves behind, and of the intricacies of family life; in the world as Neil Hegarty conjures it, old secrets never die, and what’s past is never past.”
– John Banville

All are welcome and admission is free, but booking is essential. Book your place here

Published on 18/03/2020

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