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Finding the right tone and style – Claire Papamichail on translating Auguste Corteau

Jennifer Barclay talks with acclaimed translator Claire Papamichail on what drew her to translation, the shifting tastes of Greek readers, and her experience of translating a heart-breaking and fascinating novel like The Book of Katerina into English. Claire Papamichail was born in Athens, Greece, in 1963. She studied Sociology and has been working as a […]

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More time in this world: Gwen Davies on translating Caryl Lewis

Llŷr Gwyn Lewis asks writer, editor and translator Gwen Davies about her experiences translating Caryl Lewis’s bestselling fiction into English; what it’s like to balance the role of translator with her usual role of editor; and what it is that makes Gwen Davies want to spend more time in the ‘world’ of a particular book. […]

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Translating humour, culture and language: a conversation with Caroline Waight

Ann D. Bjerregaard catches-up with award-winning translator Caroline Waight, finding out about her journey into the translation industry, her own creative work process, and the various considerations when bringing a darkly-comic novel like Death Drives an Audi to a British readership. Caroline Waight is an award-winning freelance translator from Danish and German into English. Among […]

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A hundred ways to describe a fool: Translating the Irish language with Mícheál Ó hAodha

Award-winning writer Niall Griffiths talks to poet and translator Mícheál Ó hAodha about the Irish language, nuances, dialects, and the challenge and joy of translating Dónall Mac Amhlaigh’s 20th century classic into English for the first time. Mícheál Ó hAodha is an Irish-language poet from Galway in the west of Ireland. He has written poetry, […]

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Friendly quicksand and tightrope walking – with Arunava Sinha

Leading Bengali translator Arunava Sinha talks to Welsh poet Natalie Ann Holborow about his ‘many voices’, translation as tightrope walking, and his plans to re-navigate Western gatekeeping.