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Date/Time: Thursday, 16 August 2012, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Cost: Gold coin admission
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David Colmer: Adelaide to Amsterdam and back
The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an author event with David Colmer on Thursday 16 August 2012 at 6.00 for 6.30pm.
David Colmer, who left Adelaide in 1982 as a med-school dropout from a monolingual background, will describe how he came to learn Dutch and become an award-winning literary translator. He will trace his personal evolution from ignorance to bilingualism, and talk about what the work of a translator involves and the books he has translated.
David has won several translation awards, including the NSW Premier's Translation Prize for his body of work and the prestigious and lucrative IMPAC Dublin Award (with author Gerbrand Bakker). He is the translator of over 40 books and has also been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Utrecht and Antwerp. His recent translations include Gerbrand Bakker's The Detour, Dimitri Verhulst's The Misfortunates and the children's poems of Annie M. G. Schmidt. He is currently working on collections of the poetry of Hugo Claus and Cees Nooteboom.
Bookings can be made through Robina Weir (see details below) by Tuesday 14 August 2012.Contact: Mrs Robina Weir (email), website, Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide, Business: 8313 4064, Fax: 8313 4369
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