Listen: I Stared at the Night of the City
Bakhtiyar Ali discusses his novel I Stared at the Night of the City with Kareem Abdulrahman, Hassan Abdulrazzak and Alexandra Büchler. Listen to readings in Kurdish and English and a discussion of this haunting epic.
Listen: They're Your Rights - Fight for Them
Listen to the launch of 89up's report They’re Your Rights: Fight For Them, which looks at the potential threat to human rights following Brexit. Hear from the experts about what you can do to fight for your rights.
Listen: Kingdom of Twilight with Steven Uhly
Acclaimed author Steven Uhly and British translator Jamie Bulloch read and discuss Kingdom of Twilight; a ground-breaking thriller that explores identity and home in traumatised post-war world.
Listen: Arguing with Reality
How do writers reflect current pressures in characters, in their work? How do they engage with alleged realities when creating their own fictional versions? Listen to John Freeman in conversation with Benjamin Markovits and Joanna Kavenna.
Listen: The Whole Story - Lessons for “Translating” Reality into Journalism
What are the challenges of telling someone else’s story when you don’t speak the same language? Listen to two experienced journalists share how they tell other people’s stories and answer the question: what is translated through reporting?
Listen: A Nordic Noir - Thomas Rydahl’s The Hermit
Listen to Thomas Rydhal discusses his debut crime novel The Hermit. An instant bestseller in Denmark and winner of the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel.
Listen: Body Politic 2016 - Freedom of Movement
Listen back to Body Politic: Freedom of Movement looking at how censorship affects the language of the body. Dance Umbrella with Free Word, Index on Censorship and One Dance UK.
Listen: Through a Child's Eyes - Swallowing Mercury
Polish writer Wioletta Greg introduced her book Swallowing Mercury, the tale of a girl growing up in communist Poland and trying to make sense of it in her own way.
Listen: Realistic Utopias - Writing for Change
Listen to five new stories and poems from emerging writers that take a personal look at our rapidly changing world. Reflect on whether words can help inspire us to take action.
Dragonworld: Four Short Stories from China
Read Paper Republic returned to Free Word Centre with another fantastic speed-book clubbing event, this time focused on four fantasy short stories from China. Translator Nicky Harman shares what translators and groups thought of each.
Listen: Banned Books Week 2016
Why do books get censored? Hear writers and journalists explore this issue in novels, non-fiction and comics during Banned Books Week 2016, and ask what this means for free speech.
Listen: Northern Lights - Voices from the Arctic
Hear poetry and performance from and about the Arctic and learn about films from Arctic–based filmmakers. Reflect on the impacts of climate change in the most northern part of Earth.