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My take on two new translated books,

June 18, 2011

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir, is up at the Kirkus blog.

And if you enjoyed Ruby Red, or are interested in translated lit in general, Publishers Weekly interviewed Ruby Red’s translator, Anthea Bell, last month.

My list of YA books in translation is here.

Speaking of interviews, there’s a great one at SLJ with Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, the couple behind the highly enjoyable To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story, which I read during the 48 Hour Book Challenge.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2011 5:11 am

    Dear Trisha,

    Thanks for this post and your impressive list of YA books in translation! I noticed the list includes Miyuki Miyabe’s Brave Story, translated from Japanese by Alexander O. Smith; and Nahoko Uehashi’s Moribito titles and Noriko Ogiwara’s Dragon Sword and Wind Child, translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano.

    You might also enjoy Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince, the sequel to Dragon Sword and Wind Child, which was released by VIZ Media last month.

    Also, Alexander O. Smith interviews Cathy Hirano about translating Uehashi and Ogiwara in a May 24 post to the SCBWI Tokyo Translation Group blog: http://ihatov (dot) wordpress (dot) com

    This is an in-depth conversation between two translators of Batchelder Award winners from Japan. We would love to have you click over!

    Avery Fischer Udagawa
    SCBWI Tokyo Translation Group

    • June 25, 2011 2:31 pm

      Thanks for the link. The conversation is fascinating, especially the parts concerning the differences in translating Uehashi and Ogiwara.


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