The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators will host SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 18, 2014, in Yokohama. The day will feature a workshop by Juliet Winters Carpenter, translator of A True Novel by Minae Mizumura. A True Novel has won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award’s Grand Prize in Fiction. SWET offers an interview with Carpenter here.
SWETers can attend Translation Day at member price. October 3 is the deadline for advance registrations and translations... more
Interview by Anna Zielinska-Elliott and Lynne E. Riggs
Juliet Winters Carpenter is a well-known translator of Japanese literature and research professor at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto. Her list of translations is very long and includes works by Abe Kōbō, Tawara Machi, Enchi Fumiko, Shiba Ryōtarō, and many other writers. Her recent translation of Minae Mizumura’s* A True Novel, published in 2013 as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project, has won the... more
On June 21-22, 2014, the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) held its 25th annual International Japanese-English Translators’ Conference (IJET) at Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. A total of 560 people registered—the most in IJET’s history. The SWET Steering Committee thought it the perfect opportunity to advertise our organization to fellow wordsmiths who had gathered from Europe, Australasia, and the Americas.
JAT graciously provided SWET a table to use next to its own in the lobby. Here,... more
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