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A lovely evening at Architectura & Natura bookshop on Leliegracht in Amsterdam for the launch of Iwan Baan‘s photography book Brasilia-Chandigarh: Living with Modernity, published by Lars Müller. I translated “Ex Nihilo: A Tale of Two Cities”, a beautiful and thought-provoking essay by Cees Nooteboom for the book, and it was wonderful to hear him read the original Dutch to a hushed audience in the shop.

Ah, great writing, free wine and cheesy snacks – such is the life of the freelance translator!