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A co-translation done with Natasha Lehrer, A Call For Revolution by the Dalai Lama and Sofia Stril-Rever, was published by Rider in May 2018.
Sample translations (recent) — éditions Grasset, Massot éditions, éditions Flammarion, éditions L'Iconoclaste; the Lhoist Group Corporate Art collection.
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The A to Z of Literary Translation was posted in instalments on the words without borders blog in 2008. Commended by doyenne of translators, Anthea Bell — "An excellent A to Z. It's great" — the A to Z was circulated at the masters class in translation studies which Alane Mason (W.W. Norton) and Dedi Felman (Simon & Schuster) team-taught at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2008. It is a handy quick reference guide for the translation community … Read More
Thinking Inside the Box: Reflections on Life as a Premier League Footballer
With the participation of Sir Alex Ferguson, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra, Carlos Tevez & others
Shortlisted as 'Football Book of the Year' in the 2012 Football Supporters' Federation Awards
JONATHAN NORTHCROFT, SUNDAY TIMES – An extraordinary memoir.
TOM COLLOMOSSE, EVENING STANDARD – Saha's work bears little resemblance to the identikit sports biography … likely to attract the attention of those inside football as well those not involved in the game.
FOUR FOUR TWO MAGAZINE 5* – A hit across the Channel, it's a refreshing read.
DAILY MAIL – An idiosyncratic, intriguing memoir … Saha moves seamlessly between the personal and the political.
Vision Sports Publishing | 1 May 2012 | 272 pp RRP £10.49 | 978-1907637537
Anne Carrière, Paris | 23 february 2012 | 290 pp RRP € 21 | 978-2843376719
French title: Du quartier aux étoiles: Le safari du footballeur.
Watch Louis Saha and his editor and translator, Georgia de Chamberet from BookBlast Ltd, discussing work on his memoirs, Thinking Inside the Box. Filmed May 2012 for the football-related magazine show, FIFA Futbol Mundial, produced by IMG Sports Media in conjunction with FIFA.