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A brief guide to the London Book Fair

A brief guide to the London Book Fair

Olympia London, 12–14 March 2019 It’s nearly that time again! In just over a week, we’ll all be cramming ourselves back into the Olympia Exhibition Centre opposite Kensington Olympia station for the London Book Fair. This will be my fifth year at LBF, and although I’m probably still fairly new to it compared to many publishing veterans, I’d like to think I’m starting to get the hang of things a bit! So I’ve put together some tips for translators and…

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On Linguistic and Cultural Desires

On Linguistic and Cultural Desires

This post was first written in October 2017, and was inspired by a Nordic literature event at the Southbank Centre in London. In October 2017, I went to an event at the Southbank Centre called ‘Dangerous Desires’, featuring Norwegian writer Hanne Ørstavik and Finnish writers Kati Hiekkapelto and Jussi Valtonen. Part of the Nordic Matters series of events that has been taking place all year, and part of the annual Southbank Literature Festival too, this particular panel talk looked at…

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On Becoming A Translator

On Becoming A Translator

I first wrote this post in 2015, after completing my MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia. Nearly four years on, I feel this article may still be of some relevance today, so I am sharing it once again on my new website in the hope that my experiences might prove useful or inspiring to someone out there! After just over eighteen months of working in a translation agency, I decided to shift my focus to literary…

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