Friday Blog Feb 8 – Shadowing the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Today’s blog comes from The Reading Agency  – flagging up a great opportunity for reading groups. Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Here at The Reading Agency we’re working with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013 – which celebrates an exceptional work of translated fiction, acknowledging the work of the author and the translator equally – and Booktrust on a reading group project.
We’re looking for 18 – 20 reading groups from across the UK who would like to:
     Shadow the Prize by reading and reviewing two of the shortlisted titles
     Attend a Readers’ Day all about translated fiction on Saturday 18 May at the Free Word Centre in London to vote for their favourite title, be part of author and translator discussions, see a translation duel and hear a talk from Prize judge and author Elif Shafak
Each participating reading group will also get the opportunity to be entered for a prize draw to go to the Prize Award ceremony. We’ll be able to provide you with free reading group sets of the shortlisted books and also a £300 contribution to each reading group’s travel expenses to the Readers’ Day so all group members can attend.
To be part of the project, reading groups need to fill out this form on our website by the 18th of February. For more information about the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Readers Project, please see our website.

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