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Three-sugar Thursday and a bit of Footing

 How to drink coffee like a local Not every day starts with three sugars…but it did today. Today is Thursday. That makes it three-sugar Thursday.  A good day. Even though it’s raining out. Happiness is not just the smell of early morning coffee….from the village bar on a misty, rain-spattered morning in a cute corner…

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Italian children’s books (not) in translation (yet) ACQUA DOLCE

ACQUA DOLCE by Andrea Bouchard, published in the Italian by Adriano Salani Editore. http://www.salani.it/generi/ragazzi/acqua_dolce_9788884516985.php Here’s a little taste of a great wee Italian children’s book (not in translation, yet) that I just can’t stop talking about. A full English translation is actually ready and just looking for a home. Any takers?   ACQUA DOLCE … the…

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A quick look at Italian books in translation

There’s lots of life in Italian literature and I’ve decided to bring little nuggets of Italian Literary Life and tips on the great Italian books to anyone who enjoys reading in Italian or who would like to help me make my case for some of the chosen texts to be translated into English! I’m finding…

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ITD 2013: Pitching Perfectly, knees knocking and all

The best journeys are the ones that pull into stations you weren’t expecting, and on my journey into literary translation the route plan has offered up a few surprises. Intent on studying, attending translation events, reading publishing news, polishing my profile and generally getting a feel for the industry, I was all set to go…

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