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By Laura | Published: March 23, 2017
I’m delighted to see my translation of Otto de Kat’s The Longest Night out today with MacLehose Press. A beautiful book, a great cover design – and a joy to translate.
By Laura | Published: November 30, 2016
Well, this month I’ve been the guest blogger over at www.jeugditeratuur.org. I also told Pushkin Press, the publishers of Tonke Dragt’s The Song of Seven, about some of the places I go to translate. And I’ve been working away on this little beauty: Hoe Tortot zijn vissenhart verloor, by Benny Lindelauf and Ludwig Volbeda. It’s [...]
By Laura | Published: November 3, 2016
The Song of Seven, my translation of Tonke Dragt’s De Zevensprong is out today. Thanks to Pushkin Press for creating another beautiful edition, one that’s truly worthy of this fun and fabulous tale.
By Laura | Published: October 31, 2016
I’m very pleased with this beautiful edition of Guus Kuijer’s The Bible for Unbelievers, which I translated for Seven Stories. Out now. Bear the cat insisted on being in the picture, but I think it’s okay because I’m pretty sure he’s an unbeliever.
By Laura | Published: April 30, 2016
Hoorah for the children’s book fair in Bologna! Looking forward to the publication of A Hundred Hours of Night by Anna Woltz.
By Laura | Published: March 30, 2016
For a little inspiration during the final stages of my translation of Tonke Dragt’s De Zevensprong (to be published by Pushkin Press as The Song of Seven), I took a day trip to Ruurlo, where the television series was filmed in 1982. Here’s me at the actual Zevensprong! Which way now…?
By Laura | Published: February 29, 2016
The Flemish Literature Fund organised another wonderful Publishers’ Tour in Flanders for children’s literature professionals. It was great to be able to take part in a session at the Vertalershuis in Antwerp, where Aline Sax and I introduced her work to publishers from nine different countries. German translator Rolf Erdorf talked to Michael De Cock [...]
By Laura | Published: January 17, 2016
Hoorah! Many congratulations to Anna Woltz, who was awarded the Nienke van Hichtum prize for her book Honderd uur nacht today, for the best 13+ children’s book of the year. It’s a fantastic read and a deserving winner – and it will soon be coming out in my English translation in the United States, as [...]
By Laura | Published: December 31, 2015
“An ingenious novel about a writer’s inspiration, a father’s love and a man’s fear of losing his legacy. Emiel Steegman, a midlist author with a handful of novels to his name, is seeking a way to escape a dinner with a party of Estonian writers. He cancels at the last moment ‘owing to a somewhat difficult [...]