Hand Over Fist or Hand to Mouth? Translating Fiction in the U.S.

7 December 2017, 5.15 PM - 7 December 2017, 6.15 PM

Alex Zucker

Room G108, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TE

More literature is being translated into English than ever before. International fiction seems to be enjoying if not a golden age, then at least a moment. Is this a boon for the translating profession? The School of Modern Languages is delighted to welcome the leading American translator of Czech fiction, Alex Zucker, from New York City to share his experience and offer a sneak peek at results from the first-ever survey of working conditions for literary translators in the U.S.A. 
Alex's latest work is Three Plastic Rooms, the remarkable and linguistically bewildering monologue of an ageing Prague prostituteby the leading contemporary Czech novelist, Petra Hůlová, just published by Jantar in November 2017. You can find out more about Alex and his work.

Contact information

Please contact Rajendra Chitnis r.a.chitnis@bristol.ac.uk 

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