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Fund raising event for the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation in New York



John Banville and Keith Gessen attend fundraising event for the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation in New York

On 29th September 2016 the Vice-Provost of Trinity, Professor Chris Morash, hosted a fundraising dinner to promote the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation.  At the dinner, the founding Director of the Centre, Sarah Smyth, chaired a conversation with the two guests of honour, John Banville and Keith Gessen.

The Trinity Centre for Literary Translation is the first of its kind in Ireland. It fosters and promotes literary translation and, in so doing, brings the best of international literature to Irish readers and, through the work of Literature Ireland, brings the finest of Irish literature to readers around the world. The Centre also houses Dalkey Archive Press, a world leader in translating foreign literary works into English. The Centre nurtures future translators of literature, and provides them with the opportunity to build a network of relationships with translators, publishers, authors, readers and booksellers in Ireland and across the globe.

In 2013 College assigned a very handsome Georgian townhouse to house the three stakeholders. Sarah Smyth explains that, after raising funds for the refurbishment of the building, the Centre is seeking funds to provide strategic leadership for the future…: "Completing the refurbishment of the Centre’s physical and intellectual structures will pave the way for an exponential increase in the Centre’s activity, visibility, national and international prominence.”

The new building will be officially opened in Spring 2018. For further information, or if you wish to become involved please contact: Claire Tracey, tel: 01-8964542 or email:


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