Monthly Archives: June 2012

On Applying to Translation Agencies

I’ve spent most of the day applying to translation agencies in one of those sporadic marketing pushes that most freelancers have from time to time, and it can be a thoroughly dispiriting exercise. Agencies, if you want good quality applications, … Continue reading

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The Murder of Halland

I’ ve been intrigued by Peirene Press since I first heard about their innovative approach to translated literature, focussing on novellas and described by the TLS as “Two-hour books to be devoured in a single sitting: literary cinema for those … Continue reading

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New Finnish Grammar

This is a book I’d been wanting to read for a long time as it kept getting rave reviews, being nominated for prizes etc, indeed it won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize this year.  Despite the unpromising title, it’s a novel … Continue reading

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Hello again!

If you’ve just come over to join me from my old blog, thanks. If you’re new, welcome! I’ve moved over here after a few days of technical issues and hope that you’ll continue to enjoy my musings on books, reading … Continue reading

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Translation Industry Day at the Society of Authors

I spent yesterday at the Society of Authors in London for an Industry Day put on by the Translators’ Association. My level of excitement and nerves about going child-free to a professional conference was probably rather daft, but it was … Continue reading

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City of Literature – Update

Norwich skyline from Mousehold Heath A while ago I blogged about Norwich’s bid to become England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. In case you missed the anouncement, it was confirmed on 10 May that the bid was successful: see here … Continue reading

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