METM18 keynote speakers 

Daniel Hahn

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Daniel Hahn is an award-winning writer, editor and translator of Portuguese, Spanish and French. His translation of The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007. Another work from this successful partnership, A General Theory of Oblivion, won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award; Daniel donated half of his winnings from this award to help establish a new prize for a debut literary translation, the TA First Translation Prize. A champion of children’s literature, Daniel collaborated on a special "translated books" edition of Riveting Reads, which is being sent to every secondary school in England. He is also one of the translation profession’s most visible advocates in the UK, helping to demystify the translation process through translation slams and radio talks, among other initiatives.

Iria del Río

Iria del Río is a member of the Council of COPE – the Committee on Publication Ethics, an international organization that advises and educates editors about ethical practices. Iria’s involvement with COPE is a natural outcome of her responsibilities as Editorial Director (since 2008) of Revista Española de Cardiología (REC), the official journal of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, which is published online in both Spanish and English. Before joining the REC team, she gained a comprehensive understanding of editorial challenges through international experience in areas outside the biomedical field, including her position as a communications officer at the UN World Tourism Organization and other non-academic book publishing collaborations. Her background is in communication and management (BA degree in Journalism, BA in English Studies, and an MA in Strategic and Policy Management of Tourism Destinations). She is based in Madrid, Spain.