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Between the Lines

Mireille Gansel, Ros Schwartz, Sophie Herxheimer

04/03/2018 3:30 pm

As Leonard Cohen has written, ‘there’s a blaze of light in every word’. Words shape our personal identities, our relationships and our societies. They are the crux of all human interactions. The relationship between writer, translator and reader is explicated by award-winning poet Sophie Herxheimer, translator Ros Schwartz and publisher Cécile Menon.

Mireille Gansel

Ros Schwartz

Ros Schwartz is a translator from French of fiction and non-fiction. In 2009 she was made a Chevalier d'Honneur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Sophie Herxheimer


Bidisha is a broadcaster, film-maker and journalist specialising in international human rights, social justice and the arts. She writes for the main UK broadsheets and presents and commentates for the BBC, Channel 4 News and Sky News, where she has been a regular since 2016. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile, is based on her outreach work with asylum seekers and refugees in London.