Monthly Archives: October 2012


The second of Stork Press’s lovely new translations sent to me for review is Freshta by Petra Procházková, translated from Czech by Julia Sherwood. As a student, Russian-Tadjik Herra falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan man also studying in … Continue reading

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Other Worlds: Publishing children’s literature in translation

I had another trip down to the big city on Tuesday, this time for a discussion on children’s literture in translation held at the English Speaking Union in Mayfair. The panelists were Anthea Bell, Barry Cunningham and Danny Hahn of … Continue reading

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The Finno-Ugrian Vampire

I recently received a lovely lot of review copies from new indie publisher Stork Press, who specialise in Central and Eastern European literature. The one I was keenest to read was The Finno-Ugrian Vampire by Noémi Szécsi, having first heard … Continue reading

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On Reviewing Translations

Susan Bernofsky at Translationista has had quite a lot to say about the reviewing of translations, and as it’s something I do quite a lot, I have been reading it all with interest. Even as a translator myself, I find … Continue reading

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Sea of Ink

Life and work have been getting rather in the way of reading lately, so it’s as well that Peirene Press kindly sent me their latest publication, Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe, translated by Jamie Bulloch for review. Although the … Continue reading

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Love and Elbow Grease – ITD2012

So, yesterday was the International Translation Day 2012 conference put on by the Free Word Centre and English PEN, and held at Kings Place in London. Having heard about it at the TA Industry Day back in June, I knew … Continue reading

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Mile-High Apple Pie

Fils cadet and I made one of our high-speed library dashes on Saturday, where he pulled out several books at random on the basis that “We haven’t got this one at home, have we Mummy?” One of them was Mile-High … Continue reading

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