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Ludwig’s Room Alois Hotschnig, Henrietta Foster Review

Henrietta Foster reviews Ludwig’s Room by Alois Hotschnig, translated by Tess Lewis, exclusively for BookBlast. Foster is a freelance journalist and TV producer for the BBC. Her latest film, Beyond The Grace Note, is about […]

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International Translation Day News Archive

International Translation Day 2015, held at the British Library, opened with buzzing euphoria. It is rare for a single book, let alone a translation, to generate such widespread excitement across the publishing industry. Joel Dicker’s […]

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Patrick Modiano: public novelist, private man Spotlight

Patrick Modiano is a private man who remains aloof from the Parisian literati; a refreshing antithesis to the self-promoting writer blasting forth at every opportunity. “Writing is a strange and solitary activity. There are dispiriting […]

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Translation in the UK: Boom Not Bust Spotlight

Translation in the UK In a piece for The Swedish Book Review published in 1997, I stated that, “Roughly 3% of the titles published in the UK every year are translations (as opposed to 30-40% […]