Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Name the Translator

Lucas Klein, a translator and academic (who, coincidentally, attended the same high school in Chicago I did), wrote a great piece on naming translators in reviews.

This is such an important issue. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve written to editors or journalists to ask them to acknowledge the translator (and no, they usually don’t respond).

What can we do? We need to keep educating people, but are there other practical steps we can take?


Unknown said...

What a great article you linked to, BJ. Now I'm trying to think if there's anything more I can do as well... I shall share any ideas I manage to have!

Unknown said...

Sorry, that was Alys--not sure why it's listing me as "Unknown"!

B.J. Epstein said...

I hope you come up with some ideas -- I will think about it too.

I see translators and translators' organizations writing more letters of complaint these days when reviewers ignore the translators' names, so we need to keep it up!

Best wishes,