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The art and craft of translation - Newspaper - kryptosx.info

Open to emerging translators, this contest invites translations in two genres: The winner and two runners-up in each category will respectively receive 1, USD and USD worth of prizes that includes a one-year Asymptote Book Club subscription. In addition to winning some serious prize money, they will also be featured in our Winter issue, joining an exceptional roster of translators published in our pages, including J. Judging this contest are two of the finest translators working in English today:

‘My first foray into translation was because I was conceited.’

Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. Among the bewildering selection of titles one has come across on display on still Sunday afternoons at the once sprawling Sunday Bazaar on the periphery of the city, or the roadside book bazaar in and around Regal Chowk, or the weekly book fair on the grounds of Frere Hall which was, for years, suspended due to its proximity to the old American consulate — Come Fly with Me Captain Johnny Sadiq , The Intention Experiment: Inevitably, much of the popular pirated literary literature — a proxy, if you like, for popularity — found at stalls across the city are translations. Imagine if we had remained cloistered like our fur-swathed forefathers — far-flung tribes wrapped up in ourselves.