Translator Interviews

Interview Sam Taylor, translator

Sam Taylor, tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up in England, worked as a journalist on The Observer for eight years, moved to France and wrote four novels, then translated my first […]

Translator Interviews

Interview Aneesa Abbas Higgins, translator

Translator Interviews
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Spotlight Launch of the Choix Goncourt UK

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin, translators

BookBlast interviews translators Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, in the form of a three-way Q&A, on publication of The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, tell us a little […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Sophie Lewis, translator

Sophie Lewis, where did you grow up? Have you always lived in London? I grew up in Islington in North London. I’m happy to call myself a born and bred Londoner, though my parents were […]

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Interview Euan Cameron, author & translator

BookBlast interviews publisher, translator & book reviewer, Euan Cameron, whose first novel Madeleine is just published. Euan Cameron, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  Born in London, but I grew up […]

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Spotlight Jonathan Coe, Olivia Rosenthal, Claudia Durastanti French Literature Festival, pt 1

I was delighted to be invited along to some of the key talks held at this year’s French Literature Festival at the French Institute in South Kensington. ‘Beyond Words French Literature Festival’ has become ‘The […]


Interview Judith Uyterlinde & Lydia Unsworth, World Editions

BookBlast interviews Judith Uyterlinde (Publishing Director) & Lydia Unsworth (Editor-in-Chief) at World Editions as a three-way conversational Q&A. Are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. JUDITH (Publishing Director): My father […]

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Podcast Translator Nicky Harman Discusses Translating China

Celebrating this year’s Chinese New Year of the Pig, I discuss translating China with Nicky Harman on the launch of online magazine Paper Republic’s roundup of the most recent publications in English translation. Their 2018 […]