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Bridging the literary world

Author Philip Gabriel deserves more than being the unsung hero of the literary world S. INDRA SATHIABALAN /16 JAN 2019 FANS OF Nobel prize winners Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore, Killing Commendatore) and Kenzaburo Oe (Somersault) are probably familiar with the name Philip Gabriel, as he is the man who translated the works of these Japanese authors into …

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Translators were ‘not qualified’ for police interview work

By Philippa Goymer Unqualified police interpreters have cost the public thousands of pounds by causing court delays and in one instance the collapse of a case, the BBC has learned. Three North East forces have spent more than £1.1m with Gateshead-based ITL in the past three years. Northumbria Police said “action was taken as soon …

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Why Is Professional Translation Needed in Business?

By Space Coast Daily  //  December 18, 2018 With all the improvements in technology, the entire world has become a smaller community. Globalization and technology have empowered people to interact with one another across the globe without the trouble and difficulty of the past. Social media, e-mail, and video conference have raised the quality of relations among …

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No longer lost in translation: In world’s languages, Saudi youth speak of home

January 09, 2019 RAWAN RADWAN A group of multilingual Saudis is informing the world about their country through their “KSA in All Languages” volunteer initiative. It serves to promote dialogue and information about Saudi identity, culture and history in various languages and on various social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram.  “Many across the globe …

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The art of translation

RICHARD PINE 14.12.2018 How clever of the Romans to have pushed “translation” into pole position in our vocabulary, superseding the Greek “metaphrasi.” So much so that few today recognize “metaphor” as the equivalent of “translation,” the carrying across of meaning from one language, one mind-set, one culture to another. “Something must have got lost in …

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Knowing how to write is a necessary skill if you want to work in translation

JAN 6, 2019 BY PAUL DARGAN Any great chef can whip up an omelet. But each has their own style — the herb-rich French omelet, the albumin-heavy American omelet, the sweet Japanese tamagoyaki, the list goes on — but either way, you can expect to be served up something tasty. That said, most world-class chefs aren’t famous …

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How to bring diversity in children’s literature

Jan 03, 2019 Mathangi Subramanian Agents, editors, authors and illustrators need to seek out and nurture underrepresented talent through commissioning books, providing editorial support, and being generous with our contacts. After years of writing personal essays, editorials and books, I have recently started calling myself a professional writer and have come to the realisation that …

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Afghan translator who risked his life to work with Prince Charles could be kicked out of the UK after the government fails to renew his visa

Nazir Ayeen, 29, fled Kabul in 2013 following death threats from the Taliban Granted a five-year visa but it expired on December 5 leaving him in limbo Mr Ayeen said Afghan interpreters in UK treated the same as other refugees By LARISA BROWN MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 23:40 GMT, 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:19 GMT, …

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Amos Oz, Controversial Giant of Israeli Literature

In a life that spanned the state of Israel, Oz wrote novels of humanity and beauty. Yvette Alt Miller Amos Oz, Israel’s celebrated author, has died at the age of 79. He was an outspoken critic of Israeli politics who called himself a “traitor” for his often extreme opinions. But in a lifetime that spanned …

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A literary update: UMass professor offers first English translation of noted Danish novel since 1845

By STEVE PFARRER When it comes to fairy tales, there are few names more noteworthy than Hans Christian Andersen. The 19th-century Danish author wrote more than 150 of them, including enduring classics that have been translated into 125 languages and been the subject of many film and other artistic treatments: “The Princess and the Pea,” …

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