Talking Translation is a new series where Lara Cain Gray interviews translators of Australian children’s books.
She delves behind the scenes and between the lines to learn more about the complex process of translating. These interviews offer a fascinating insight into how language works and the challenges of translating idioms and concepts while staying true to the intention of the original.
Quality translation is a skilled blend of art and science. I hope this interview series helps elevate our respect for the creative efforts of translators, as well as the sophisticated (misunderstood!) work of children’s writers and illustrators.