Browsing by topic: translation

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

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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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Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash?

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Russia is looking at investing some $210 million to foster more translation and counter the decline in interest in its literature as a result of poor, post-Soviet PR.

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Publishing in Finland: Ville Rauvola, Atena

Ville Rauvola, Publisher of Atena

From the university town of Jyväskylä in Finland, publisher Ville Rauvola focuses his attention on narrative non-fiction, making Atena stand out among other Finnish publishers.

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Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation

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The University of Texas Press has revived its translations of classic Latin American literature, bringing most of them into digital form for the first time.

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Russian Translation and the Controversies of Cultural Diplomacy

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The Third International Congress of Translators in Moscow last week, where the theme was “cultural diplomacy” but was not without controversy.

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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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