The end is finally in sight with the project I’ve been working on for some time now. My translation of Excess by Mathias Frey – a political/conspiracy thriller, if you were wondering – is nearly finished. There’s lots of excitement, talk of covers and suchlike which is all good fun. I’ve also put together a Pinterest board to give a little taster of what it’s all about, which you can find here: Excess on Pinterest.
My translation of Roman Neugebauer’s illustrated life of Mucha is also now out from Vitalis and I got my lovely new copies in the post yesterday – always a thrill.
Meanwhile, the shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is also out, so congratulations to everyone concerned with that. I reviewed Traveller of the Century a while back and enjoyed it but haven’t managed to read any of the other shortlisted titles.
And on Monday it’s start of the London Book Fair, which I am hugely thrilled about. Whoop! Last time I went was about ten years ago and it was not at all geared up for translators. Now, though, there’s the Literary Translation Centre which is apparently absolutely buzzing – certainly the programme sounds exciting. I’ve got my seminar plan all mapped out and hope for a chance for lots of networking, chatting and learning.
So lots to look forward to!