The 40th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 5 to October 8 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The conference featured panels, workshops, readings, a book fair, and opportunities to meet with editors and translators. The 2017 theme was “Reflections/Refractions.” Writers and translators Lydia Davis and Tim Parks delivered keynotes. The cost of the conference for ALTA members was $200 before September 1, $225 before September 22, and $250 on site. The cost for non-ALTA members was $275 before September 1, $300 before September 22, and $325 on site. The cost for students was $50 before September 22 and $75 on site. Editor passes were also available for $100 before September 22 and $125 on site, and one-day passes were available for $125 before September 22 and $150 on site. Lodging was available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $189 per night. Visit the website for more information.
American Literary Translators Association Conference, 900 East 7th Street, PB 266, Bloomington, IN 47405. Elisabeth Jaquette, Managing Director.