If you don’t have the time or money to do an MA in literary translation or you’re isolated from other translators, mentor yourself at home. I’ll show you how.
I am translating This World Isn’t Made Two by Two by Nao-cola Yamazaki. This is my weekly translation diary. Often being a translator means reading really closely, paying attention to the structure […]
I am translating This World Isn’t Made Two by Two by Nao-cola Yamazaki. This is my weekly translation diary. Today I woke up feeling like I might be the perfect translator […]
Michael Emmerich has been endlessly criticized by reviewers and readers alike for “Americanizing” in his translations, something he pays very close attention to. I know, because this is how he […]
Faber’s cover for the 50th anniversary edition of The Bell Jar is so horrifically misrepresentative that it’s almost endearing. If somebody can be tricked into buying it in Tesco because it looks like a […]
What follows is a highly subjective, unbalanced guide to Japanese London. Where can you get green tea Kit-Kats in London? I don’t know and I don’t really care. I love […]
My holiday season in summary: 何がなく 初恋人のおくつきに詣づるごとし。 郊外に来ぬ。 It was kinda like visiting the grave of my first love, going to the suburbs. 年明けてゆるめる心！ うっとりと 来し方をすべて忘れしごとし。 How at peace I […]