In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 22nd May, join some of the finest international translators working with the English language today for a discussion of their craft.


This year's shortlist is: 


Virginie Despentes, translated by Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)


Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)


László Krasznahorkai, translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)


Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)


Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)


Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)


The evening will consist of a discussion from the translators of five of the shortlisted works led by journalist, editor and literary critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and followed by an audience Q&A. There will also be a reading by actor, comedian and author Charlie Higson.