Here are some articles you might find enjoyable/interesting.
This first article is by translator and writer Tim Parks. Do you need to know the language you are translating from? To what level? Does this affect translation?
The next piece is on harsh book reviews. Ouch! As a reviewer myself, I try to be fair and balanced, but never mean. Life’s hard enough without being cruel, I think.
Here’s an article about writing novels. Is the novel a dying art? Is it still relevant?
If you can read Swedish, this piece is about new Swedish words from 2011.
Finally, my mother sent me this link about the power of vowels.
Donoghue v. Stevenson (almost) rides again
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