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Why Translation Matters

Why Translation Matters

In Why Translation Matters, acclaimed translator Edith Grossman argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. For Grossman, translation has a transcendent… READ MORE

“Lily of the Valley” by Fady Joudah

“Lily of the Valley” by Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah, Palestinian-American, physician, celebrated poet and translator of poetry, and winner of the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition for his collection Earth in the Attic, discusses the… READ MORE

A Conversation with David Albahari

A Conversation with David Albahari

Award-winning translator Ellen Elias-Bursac recently had the chance to talk with Serbian writer and translator David Albahari about Globetrotter, her latest translation of one of Albahari’s novels. Ellen Elias-Bursac: How did… READ MORE

An Interview with Mark Polizzotti

An Interview with Mark Polizzotti

We had the privilege of sitting down to talk with Mark Polizzotti, who, among other things, has recently translated a trio of novellas from Nobel Prize–winner Patrick Modiano, Suspended Sentences,… READ MORE

Quiet Resonance: Translating Patrick Modiano

Quiet Resonance: Translating Patrick Modiano

Mark Polizzotti— At first blush, the qualities suggested by Patrick Modiano’s fictions do not shout “Nobel.” Unlike Sartre (the laureate malgre lui), with his grand philosophical pronouncements, or France’s previous… READ MORE

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