SFF author and professional translator Mário Seabra Coelho talks to us about the art of translation. Writing translations, even only as an exercise, can open a writer’s eye to new perspectives, new devices, and new poetic turns of phrase.
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We discuss all the important questions: How much should a translator challenge the audience? How far should a translator deviate from the original text? How do you cope with the untranslatable? And why are there so few synonyms for dildo?
Surprise appearance by Mário’s cat.
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