Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator

Posted On Aug 24, 2019


Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator

“English translations of Japanese books have found an enthusiastic audience around the world, but the contribution of the translator is sometimes overlooked in discussions and reviews in the English media. While the author is undoubtedly the star of the show, the translator’s role is much more than that of a bit player. The job comes with its own set of challenges.”

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English translations of Japanese books have found an enthusiastic audience around the world, and while the author is undoubtedly the star of the show, the translator’s role should not be underestimated.