Tag Archives: Jan van Mersbergen
By Laura | Published: August 6, 2014
Jan van Mersbergen’s brilliant Tomorrow Pamplona, which I translated for Peirene Press (2011), has been optioned by First Born Films. I’m over the moon for Jan and I hope that the project goes all the way. Tomorrow Pamplona is a very visual book and it reads like a road movie, so I’m already wondering what [...]
By Laura | Published: July 20, 2012
I was delighted to see this piece in the Economist about literary translation featuring the wonderful Peirene Press, who published Tomorrow Pamplona, my translation of Jan van Mersbergen’s novel. As Ali Smith says, books like Peirene’s give us “a glimpse of all the amazing things we’re missing”. Here’s to the Nymph and many more books [...]
By Laura | Published: June 30, 2011
And the Tomorrow Pamplona blog tour 2011 concludes with a final gig on David Hebblethwaite’s blog: venue number 13. It’s been quite a ride!
By Laura | Published: June 27, 2011
It’s great to see Tomorrow Pamplona receiving positive attention in the British press. Author Jan van Mersbergen has been keeping track of the reactions on his website. There’s also been very nice feedback on Twitter and from bloggers. Peirene Press are even coordinating a blog tour for Tomorrow Pamplona – Jan and I popped into a [...]
By Laura | Published: May 13, 2011
From the Peirene Press Facebook page: Peirene No 5, Tomorrow Pamplona, is out next month. On twitter the chat has already started: @JosephyneT said: Just closed Tomorrow Pamplona. BRILLIANT. Practically in tears. So powerful. Will remain an unforgettable read @parrishlantern said: I finished my copy of Tomorrow Pamplona ..Loved it, ending is really powerful & shocking @stujallen said: Tomorrow [...]
By Laura | Published: April 8, 2011
Just heard that the first copies of Jan van Mersbergen’s Tomorrow Pamplona, which I translated from Dutch, have arrived at the offices of Peirene Press in London. To celebrate the arrival of Peirene’s fifth book, publisher Meike Ziervogel made a Flip video of the occasion. Happy noughth birthday, Tomorrow Pamplona!
By Laura | Published: August 31, 2010
So, for some time now I’ve been working on a translation of Jan van Mersbergen’s wonderful book Morgen zijn we in Pamplona, which will be published in the UK by Peirene Press. What started as a few words typed on a computer screen is soon going to be a beautifully printed book. I’m tidying up [...]