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#WITMonth: Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

August is Women in Translation Month, the reasons for which are discussed by Katy Derbyshire here on the Freeword Centre site, and elsewhere. So it is a fitting moment to write about Marie-Sabine Roger‘s joyful novel Soft in the Head, … Continue reading

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Very Subtly Worded Indeed

In her day, Teffi was a literary superstar, writes Anne-Marie Jackson in her introduction to Subtly Worded, a beautiful collection of short stories, published last year by Pushkin Press. It’s easy to see why, because these are witty, yet thought-provoking … 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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Books that have annoyed me lately

I’m feeling a little cranky today, what with one thing and another, so I’ll see if I can get it out of my system with a minor rant about books that have annoyed me lately… First of all, there’s Freedom … Continue reading

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Journey into the Past – Stefan Zweig

I took a mountain of books on holiday with me and came back with two I really wanted to write about. Then life got in the way for a bit. Now I need to get on with it before I … Continue reading

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Traveller of the Century

This book looked dauntingly large when the review copy arrived, and it weighs in at 584 pages, which is why it’s taken a while to appear on my blog. Anyone following the #translationthurs hashtag on Twitter will also have noticed … Continue reading

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