While the percentage of literary translations was probably not much greater back then than it is today, the Sixties and Seventies were, in many ways, a golden age for literary translation. Many of the great translators of the period and the authors they represented, both classical and contemporary, East and West, were household names, the books they brought to life among the most popular and influential of the postwar era. How can we account for this popularity and influence? This is the question we hope to answer. We welcome you to join what will no doubt be a lively debate.