Between the Lines

Mireille Gansel, Ros Schwartz, Sophie Herxheimer

04/03/2018 3:30 pm
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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


Sophie Herxheimer is an award-winning writer, artist and poet who teaches and collaborates extensively. She has held residencies for LIFT, Southbank Centre and Transport for London and her recent publications include The Listening Forest, The New Concrete and Voyage. She lives in Brixton with her family.

Bidisha


Bidisha is a broadcaster, journalist and film-maker. Her latest publication is The Future of Serious Art (Nov 2020) and her latest film series, Aurora, launched in 2020 and is ongoing. Bidisha specialises in international human rights, social justice and the arts and offers political analysis and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. She writes for the main UK broadsheets and presents and commentates heavily for BBC TV and radio, ITN, CNN, ViacomCBS and Sky News. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London (2015), is based on her outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. Her first short film, An Impossible Poison, received its London premier in March 2018. It has been highly acclaimed and selected for numerous international film festivals. She is currently presenting the Hello Happiness audio series for Wellcome Collection, all about mental and physical health. Image cr Suki Dhanda

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