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Translator Relay: Karen Emmerich

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. For October's installment, Bill Johnston passed the baton to Karen Emmerich, a prolific translator of Modern Greek poetry and prose. Her recent and forthcoming translations include Something Will Happen, You’ll See by Christos Ikonomou, The Scapegoat by Sophia Nikolaidou, and Why I Killed My Best Friend by...

The Translator Relay: Bill Johnston

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. For August's installment, Esther Allen passed the baton to Bill Johnston, who has translated some thirty works of poetry, prose, and drama from Polish into English. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2012, his...

Translation Roundup

READ Interviews, Articles, Reviews New dispatches from Tijuana's Festival de Literatura del Noroeste (FeLiNo) and the second annual Dhaka Hay Festival. For International Translation Day 2012, WWB contributor Rosalind Harvey talks about what it's like to be a young translator. WWB contributor Bill Johnston on translating his dream project: Wieslaw Mysliwski's Stone Upon Stone from Polish--its earthy language, complex history, and how Kramer...

Translation Roundup

READ Awards and Honors The Man Booker shortlist was recently announced. The top six books were written by British, Indian, and Malaysian writers. The 2012 prize winner will be revealed on October 16. Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the PEN Literary Awards, including translators and WWB contributors Bill Johnston (the PEN Translation Prize),  Musharraf Ali Farooqi and Joshua Daniel Edwin (PEN Translation Fund Grants)! Interviews, Articles, Reviews...

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