Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Anna Blasiak

Anna Blasiak is a poet, translator and literature co-ordinator of the European Literature Network. She has recently co-translated Renia’s Diary by Renia Spiegel (Penguin Random House, 2019). annablasiak.com
According to Her
A book-length interview with the Mother of God. No questions, just answers. Mariamne is an old Jewish peasant woman from Galilee, visited by a young Greek man who came to listen to her talk about her late son, Judas, John the Baptist and more. Maciej Hen’s novel According to Her was published to acclaim in Poland in 2004; here he joins its English language translator Anna Blasiak to discuss. Click ...
Translation Matters
Author Boyd Tonkin wrote that, ‘To write, and to read, is to forever cross thresholds’. Translation opens up new vistas, refreshes language and fosters globalism. In a world where English is the lingua franca, translation enables authors to speak to far-flung audiences. Boyd is joined by panellists including Anna Blasiak, who translated the acclaimed Holocaust journal Renia’s Diary, and Peter Filkins, translator, and biographer of H.G. Adler, to discuss the challeng...
Writers in Translation

In 2021 Jewish Book Week, supported by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, held the second European Jewish Writers in Translation workshop. We are joined by a writer and a translator to discuss the process.

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