On International Translation Day, the Icelandic association of translators and interpreters (http://www NULL.thot NULL.is/) baked Chinese-style ‘fortune-cookies’, filled them with quotations from various translations – all kinds, classics, pulp-fiction, children’s books, poetry etc. – and served them to the guests at their translation symposium. The quotations were necessarily short (3 lines max), but the cakes were a huge success. The guests tried to guess the name of the translator and the author, and the title of the book. Afterwards, the answers were posted on the association’s website.
Fortune cookies from translators (Iceland, 30 September 2014)