New arrival:First Man

My translation of Simon Schwartz’s First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson just arrived in the mail from Lerner Books. It’s based on the amazing true story, one I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard before, of Matthew Henson, the first African...

Vincent in Auvers

I recently had the pleasure of being invited by the Van Gogh Museum to Auvers-sur-Oise to join the event marking 125 years since Vincent van Gogh’s death and to celebrate the publication of the wonderful Van Gogh Atlas, which I translated. It was quite something...

The Bear!

My mother-in-law (hello, Jane!) recently found this photograph that she took a long time ago of Voytek the bear, the star of Bibi Dumon Tak’s Soldier Bear, which I translated for Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. After his army adventures, Voytek retired to...

The Other Side of the Wall

I really enjoyed translating Simon Schwartz’s The Other Side of the Wall (Graphic Universe), a German graphic novel about a young boy growing up in East Berlin before the fall of the Wall. A cracking read!