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PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Women’s Voices in Translation

Saturday afternoon, writers, translators, editors, and publishers, gathered above Albertine bookstore to discuss the gender bias in literary translations published in the United States. “Where are the women authors in translation?” the panel of experts wanted to know—and considering the packed room facing Central Park on a sunny spring day, they were not alone. In fact, the central question of this consciousness-raising meeting has been publically posed various times...

In Memoriam: William Weaver

Beloved Italian translator, and Bard College faculty member, William Weaver passed away this week at the age of 90.  In a tribute to her "teacher, mentor, and friend," translator Susan Bernofsky writes: "If you have read any of Bill Weaver’s translations, you don’t need me to tell you what a virtuoso he was, a master of English in all its most playful and most somber registers. . . . He leaves behind a rich legacy: dozens of truly glorious books and crowds of...

Interview with Susan Bernofsky

Prize winning translator Susan Bernofsky’s literary translations include the works of Robert Walser, Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf, and Franz Kafka. Her latest project, In Translation: Translators on their Work and What it Means (Columbia University, 2013), which she co-edited with Esther Allen, is a collection of essays by translators on the arts and techniques of translating literature and poetry. Bernofsky teaches at Columbia University’s...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to the 2012 ALTA Fellows: Janet Kim Ha, Hai-Dang Phan, Claire Van Winkle, Alexandra Berlina, and WWB contributor Joshua Daniel Edwin! Interiews, Articles, Reviews The well-beloved and prolific translator Michael Henry Heim passed away this week. You can read moving tributes to him by Chad Post, Susan Bernofsky, the PEN American Center, and our own Susan Harris.  On the Daily American PEN blog, Deji Olokuton writes about his recent...

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