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“A sparkling book, filled with wonder”

I’m so pleased that I was given the opportunity to translate Cees Nooteboom’s Letters to Poseidon, which MacLehose Press have just published in this beautiful edition, with a foreword by Alberto Manguel. I always enjoy following Nooteboom on his travels,...

Two reasons for celebration

Reason 1: An exhibition One of my favourite areas in the departure lounge at Schiphol Airport is the fabulous little airport library, which has all kinds of interesting books about the Netherlands and translated Dutch fiction in thirty languages. It’s a great...

Sidewalks

I recently received a package in the post from Granta, with Valeria Luiselli’s Faces in the Crowd and Sidewalks, translated by Christina MacSweeney. Cees Nooteboom wrote an introduction to Sidewalks, which I translated. Sidewalks is a beautiful little book,...

New books and Nooteboom

I’ve just returned from a trip to the UK, which mainly involved catching up with people and stocking up on books for the winter. The first port of call was FantasyCon in Brighton, where highlights included the Spectral Press launch of John Llewellyn...

Discovering Cees Nooteboom’s Berlin – Part 2

I’ve written another piece for the MacLehose Press blog – about Berlin and International Translation Day: I have left my hometown of Amsterdam to come to Berlin for a few weeks to work on my translation of Cees Nooteboom’s book Berlijn, his account of his...