SWET member Susanne Kamata's young adult novel, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible, was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 2013 Paris Book Festival. Kamata will receive $1500 cash and a flight to Paris where she will be honored at a private reception at the end of May. The book also won the top prize in the Young Adult division.
The Paris Book Festival is an annual competition honoring the best of international publishing. The Festival judges praised the book's "delightful... more
Tales of Old Japanese, by Hugh Ashton, with illustrations by Nikki McBroom. Published by Inknbeans Press 2012. E-book version in different formats from Smashwords, Kindle Store, Kobo, etc. Printed version from Amazon, etc. 79pp, ISBN 978-1-524-3028-7
Reviewed by Mark Smith
Hugh Ashton is well known to SWET members as a successful technical writer and author. Two of his works, Tales of Old Japanese, and one of his Sherlock Holmes stories, will be published as English-language readers by... more
by Hart Larrabee
Nagano-based translator Hart Larrabee reflects on his experience at the July 2012 summer workshop at the British Centre for Literary Translation. Those who are considering attending this year’s workshop (applications are due 7 May 2013) may also wish to read descriptions of the 2010 and 2011 workshops that were written by Ginny Tapley Takemori and Alison Watts for the SWET Newsletter, Nos. 126 and 130.
Last summer, from 22 to 27 July 2012, I attended the... more
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