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Freelance Translators – Filling the Gaps

Insights into the work of a freelance translator: Between market interests, literature, and national idols.

In this article about a novel and it’s way into english translation we take the perspective of a freelance translator:

Published on the “Los Angeles Review of Books” blog, by one of our members, the text provides insights into the manifold connections between the author, the book market and the precarious proactive translator.
“The challenge for proactive translators is that we are often forced into the role of literary agents, hustling to entice publishers and to arrange funds for the translation.”