Sebald Lecture: Atwood in Translationland
Tue Feb 18
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jan 3 2014
The annual Sebald Lecture is named for essayist and novelist W G Sebald, the founder of The British Centre for Literary Translation. This year, novelist and arch-Canadian Margaret Atwood helps The British Centre for Literary Translation celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, presumably by calling carparks ‘parkades’, beanies ‘toques’ and bottles of liquor ‘mickies’. With work available in 44 languages, Atwood knows the subject of translation well.