Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK to host a seminar 'Translating the Classics of Kazakh Literature' and launch the 'New Identity of Kazakhstan' programme at London Book Fair on 12 April, 2018

On Thursday 12 April, the Embassy of Kazakhstan together with the translators Mr Simon Geoghegan and Mr Simon Hollingsworth, will host a seminar entitled 'Translating the Classics of Kazakh Literature' and will launch the 'New Identity of Kazakhstan' programme. New fascinating books by the renowned Kazakh authors - 'Beauty in Mourning' by Mukhtar Auezov (1897-1961); Selected Works by Herold Belger (1934-2015) and 'The Man Deer and other stories' by Oralkhan Bokeev (1943-1993) will be presented as part of the London Book Fair.

The prominent Kazakh authors provide anglophone readers with a fascinating insight into the culture, landscape and history of Kazakhstan. But most importantly, they stand up on their own literary merits and may justly claim a place alongside some of the best known Western European writers of the modern and pre-modern period.

Kazakhstan has become closer to the modern world today than ever before opening the way for an exciting Western discovery of its literature, history and culture. President Nazarbayev's 'New Identity of Kazakhstan' programme provides a core for a new model of economic growth that will ensure the country's global competitiveness.

The seminar takes place at 11.30 am on Thursday 12th April at 'The Buzz Theatre', Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX. Guests will also be able to visit the National stand of the Republic of Kazakhstan (5C131) at the LBF and view a variety of other classic works of Kazakh literature.

Learn about the fascinating and unjustly overlooked culture and literature of Kazakhstan through the prism of three recently translated classic Kazakh authors: Mukhtar Auezov, Herold Belger and Oralkhan Bokeev.


His Excellency Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK

Simon Geoghegan. Translator.

Simon Hollingsworth. Translator.


Created at : 9.04.2018, 12:00, Updated at : 9.04.2018, 12:00