4 March: Conversation with writer Conor O’Callaghan and translator Mona de Pracontal [fr]

On 4 March 2020, meet Irish writer Conor O’Callaghan and his French translator Mona de Pracontal for a conversation on literature and translation.

Wednesday 4 March
6:00 p.m.

📍 Alliance Française Dublin
1 Kildare St, Dublin 2

Free – book


In partnership with the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation and the French Embassy, the Alliance Française welcomes the translator in residence, Mona de Pracontal.

She will be accompanied by novelist Conor O’Callaghan, from whom she translated the novel Nothing on Earth. The talk will explore the challenges of translating and the relationship between the author and the translated text. This discussion will feature readings in French and English.

Dr Kevin Power (TCD) will host the discussion.


“Conor O’Callaghan stamps his authority on this low-key but pitch-perfect novel, one of most impressive pieces of Irish fiction since Neil Jordan’s The Dream of a Beast in 1983”
– The Irish Times

“O’Callaghan’s book is a beautifully judged balancing act between revelation and frustration, making the reader complicit and terrified by turns.”
– The Guardian

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

Published on 28/02/2020

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