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ITD 2016: Connecting worlds, from your food to your feet

What do translators and interpreters do all day? They connect worlds, so people can understand and learn from each other, to benefit everyone. That’s the theme for International Translation Day 2016, which is this Friday. It’s easy to get involved and help the communities that need

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Thanksgiving for native languages

It’s time to give thanks. What for, exactly? This Thanksgiving, give thanks for the 130 endangered native languages in the USA, and the people keeping them alive. Give thanks for Marie Wilcox. Born on Thanksgiving Day 1933, Marie is the last fluent

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Posted in language, poetry, translation

The Ladyman

The 6th Queer Issue of Words Without Borders is out this month, with a strong showing from Central and Eastern Europe. The Serbian piece by Dragoslava Barzut is heart breaking, the opening of Zuzana Kepplová’s Slovak piece  made me laugh,

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Posted in books, literature

Best translation of 2014? Ten days left to vote

What was last year’s best translation? You have a few days left to cast your vote here. This poll is more democratic than most, as the short list is extended by other people’s suggestions. If you were choosing by the author name alone, the

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Victoria Lomasko: Slaves of Moscow

Published in English this month, Slaves of Moscow  tells the story of twelve Kazakhstani women enslaved in a Moscow grocery store. The Kazakhstani couple who owned the shop forced them to work 20 hours a day. Some even gave birth

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Posted in Illustration, international, literature, translation
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