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Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation, and other excitements

So, yesterday, the shortlist for next year’s Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation was announced at an event hosted by the English Speaking Union at Dartmouth House in London’s Mayfair. And as ever, I was mildly surprised by the … Continue reading

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And the 2015 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation Goes to…

The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation 2015 was presented yesterday evening at the English Speaking Union in London. It was particularly exciting for me to be invited to the presentation because this time round I knew two people … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head – Q&A with Daniel Hahn

At the end of the village, behind a green door, lived happy Miss Jolly, with Melvin, her boar. “What makes her so happy? We really must learn! “Cried her neighbours, Miss Whimper, Miss Grouch and Miss Stern. “It’s awful being … Continue reading

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The Ears of the Hippopotamus and other matters: The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation 2013

Having dismally failed in my quest to read the shortlisted books before the winner of this year’s Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation was announced, I set off yesterday for the award ceremony, to which I was invited having … Continue reading

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The Marsh Award Shortlist – Children’s Books in Translation

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the shortlist for next year’s Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation was announced recently, and here it is: The Shortlist Howard Curtis for In the Sea there are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda, … 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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