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Happy Birthday translators! 

Happy 60th Birthday to us! The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) is 60 this year. The party has started: a lively exhibition opens tomorrow. The opening tonight was a celebration of linguistic skills and challenges in a multicultural

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Fairy Tales in Translation: Jack Zipes and Jan Pieńkowski

It’s European Literature Night tonight, and this whole week the British Academy in London is celebrating fairy tales. This lunchtime Jack Zipes, who translates fairy tales in German, Italian and English, will be talking at the British Academy about his The

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Posted in books, European Literature Night, Folklore, Illustration, international, translation

Polish children’s books take on the world: find today’s lokomotywa

We always need more children’s books to delight the eye and the ear, in as many languages as possible. The Polish Dwie Siostry (two sisters) Publishing is awarding 2,500 euro to the best new one to add to their catalogue:

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Posted in books, translation

time to relax: tina and mouse

Here in Finland, today is the start of ten loooooooooooong sunny weeks of school holidays – and we already have 22 hours of daylight at this time of year. Sadly, if most of your work comes from and goes to different countries, you

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European literature night 2014: words, pictures, and wheels

With a mission to bring new books from around the continent to the people, tonight is the sixth European literature night. In co-operation with 28 European National Institutes for Culture, the Czech organisers have brought the event to 24 cities this

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Posted in European Literature Night, Illustration, international, literature, translation

the ghost child

Once upon a time there was a little ghost. It lived all alone in the forest. All the other ghosts were born in the forest because they died there. They were very old or very young, and their families were

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Posted in Illustration, language, literature, translation

one word to begin

New years’ resolutions can be overwhelming, if like me, you make a lengthy list and then struggle to live up to your own ideals, often failing within the first week. So this year I decided to choose one word to guide

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Posted in faith, Illustration, language, literature, words
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