At Frankfurt International Book Fair, translators were paid a homage by the Norwegian writer Erika Fatland, who said that “Translators, who are often ignored, are the heroes of literature that I deal with every day.” They were also praised by the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande, who commented that “the Nobel Peace Prize should go to translators because they do a tremendous job in helping us read each other’s stories and thereby understanding each other.” These two declarations inspired Czech translators to join forces and write an open letter to publishers (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/obecprekladatelu/photos/pb NULL.183416178503538 NULL.-2207520000 NULL.0 NULL./1346843902160754/?type=3&theater). →
BEPS, the Belgrade International Gathering of Literary Translators, was held for the 44th time on October 17th – 19th. In recent years, this event has mainly been oriented towards literary translators from regional languages (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin).
Aiming to use this opportunity to promote both translation and our culture, members of the event’s Organizing board decided to create another event within this one, called PREVODADŽISANJE (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/events/962755164076226/) (a play on words, meaning matchmaking in translation). →
A spontaneous campaign started on Twitter last Tuesday 4th of June with the hashtag #MalpasoPagaYa (https://twitter NULL.com/search?q=%23malpasopagaya&src=typd) (Malpaso, pay now) in support of translators affected by the non-payment of the Spanish publishing house Malpaso Ediciones. The spark was a series of messages tweeted by the president of Malpaso in which he insulted and discredited one of those translators – who had turned to social media in order to raise awareness of her situation. →