Thursday, 4 June 2009

The Joy of Languge

Yet another night out brings more thoughts to share!
The offices of Walker Books were last night transformed into the inside of an oak tree, complete with leaves galore, a selection of books, a sprinkling of guest and not forgetting some yummy canapes and wine! The reason? The author Timothee de Fombelle and translator Sarah Ardizzone were in conversation with Nick Tucker about their collaboration on the wonderful Toby Alone and the forthcoming Toby and the Secrets of the Tree. Revealing the secrets behind their successful partnership and sharing their thoughts and feelings about working with books in translation they provided fascinating insight into a fabulous story. With anecdotes from their whirlwind tour of workshops, Timothee's own childhood and writing journey they were a delight to listen to. Some fascinating insights were gained into the way they work, the story so far and the treats yet to come.

Thank you Timothee, Sarah, Nick, Walker Books and the team at Outside In for a thought provoking and enjoyable evening.

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