Sylph Editions at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011

25 August - 27 August 2011
Sylph Editions has announced that three of its recent authors will be appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival:

Gao Xingjian (Ballade Nocturne)
Gao Xingjian, novelist, critic, playwright, painter and author of Cahier 13 Ballade Nocturne, is the first writer with a Chinese background to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this event he discusses his life and his extraordinary body of work. The talk will be chaired by Prof. Dan Gunn, editor of The Cahiers Series.
Saturday 27 August · 8:30 to 9:30pm · ScottishPower Studio Theatre

László Krasznahorkai (Animalinside) Part of the Europe in the New Era series of events
Laszlo Krasznahorkai, author of cahier 14 Animalinside, is one of the great Hungarian writers of his generation. The cahier is introduced with a preface by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, who joins Krasznahorkai in this event to discuss his singular contributions to literature, from his debut to the most recent work, the cahier Animalinside.
Friday 26 August · 2:00 to 3:00pm · RBS Corner Theatre

George Craig (Writing Beckett's Letters) Part of the Legends of Modern Literature series of events.
George Craig, author of Cahier 16 Writing Beckett’s Letters and Dan Gunn, editor of The Cahier Series, have been working on the letters of Samuel Beckett for many years. In the Cahier, Craig speaks of the difficulties and rewards of translating Beckett, a master translator himself, from French. This event will further allow Craig and Gunn to explore these issues as they select key extracts to recall the blackly humorous voice of a true literary giant.
Thursday 25 August · 2:30 to 3:30pm · Peppers Theatre

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