This year I was lucky enough to have an excellent adventure drop in my lap. I was graciously invited to a Nordic Translators Symposium at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England by FILI, the Finnish Literature Information Center in concert with the British Centre for Literary Translation. The fifteen or so guests from the UK and Scandinavia were very well taken care of, and we were offered an enlightening series of lectures and discussions on the state of literary translation in the UK today.
Summation? It seems everyone could read a book or two more on life in another land, and should, and that there are some very wild and talented translators out there working faithfully to bring the literary universe to the English-speaking public (you know who you all are...wink wink!)
Would anyone out there like to read good Icelandic books in English? Let me know your thoughts...
Posted by Iceland Eyes on February 01, 2005