Ensuring women are not lost in translation

Books Nov 25, 2017

Ensuring women are not lost in translation

by Iain Maloney

The literary arts are mainly solitary activities. Wordsmiths are, however, social animals and — the odd Pynchon aside — seek out the company of the rest of the species. This is one of the motivating factors behind the formation of a new collective, Strong Women, ...

Crafting words with Osamu Dazai's translator

Books Nov 29, 2014

Crafting words with Osamu Dazai's translator

by Iain Maloney

Two of the most successful Japanese novels of the past few years that have been translated into English are Hiromi Kawakami's "The Briefcase" and Fuminori Nakamura's "Last Winter, We Parted." Both were translated by Allison Markin Powell, a literary translator and editor based in ...