Browsing by topic: translation

Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

From left, David Gaughran, Ann Colette, Jane Friedman, Monique Patterson of St Martin's Press, Elizabeth Jennings

The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

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Is Translation Stronger in France, Germany or the UK?

Alexandra Buchler

A panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair compared international literature and translation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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Seeking a Balance in Paying Translators in Germany

Richard Stoiber (Photo: Katja Heil)

The new system of paying German translators actually can punish the publisher for having a bestseller in some cases, argues Richard Stoiber of Matthes & Seitz.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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Amazon’s International Treasure Hunt

Sarah Jane Gunther of AmazonCrossing

In just four years, the Seattle giant has become one of the leading publishers of translated fiction in the United States. And now, it is working on Germany.

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One Question Interview: EJ van Lanen, Frisch & Co

EJ van Lanen at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, publisher EJ van Lanen talks about e-books in translation as a way to broaden the reach of a title internationally.

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Finland’s I Remes Has a New Approach to Translation Deals

I Remes

Bestselling Finnish thriller writer I Remes is offering publishers a deal: the first two books royalty-free for five years for print, one year for digital.

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Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond?

Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging

Do American readers really need a glossary to help define colloquial British words and phrases, particularly ones that signal humor?

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Honoring Women’s Books in Translation: It’s Time

Katy Derbyshire

Writing on the blog Love German Books, translator Katy Derbyshire makes the call for a prize honoring women authors in translation.

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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Vanessa Barbara

Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years.

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