Interview in Adroit Journal

A huge, huge pleasure to be interviewed by Manisha Anil Rita for Adroit Journal. Writes Manisha, “For me The Palimpsests is not only the story of an Eastern-European undergoing Bartlebian therapy in order to strip away his knowledge of all languages except Polish; it is also the story of an Australian-born writer coming into contact… Continue reading Interview in Adroit Journal

The PEN Ten

PEN America has published an interview with Aleksandra Lun, translated by yours truly, in which she explains why writers are sometimes Godzillas, sometimes Donald Ducks. It begins: I was born and raised in a totalitarian state, and my perspective on truth and fiction is one that I share with other writers from Eastern Europe—we regard… Continue reading The PEN Ten

ArtsHub interview

Thanks to Jinghua Qian for interviewing me over at ArtsHub! This interview is for anyone wanting to make a start in literary translation. (If you don’t have a subscription, here is a pdf: So you want my arts job – literary translator.)

Godine interview on translation and writing

Ahead of Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests‘ release in October, Godine intern Ethan Resek asked me some great questions about my translation practice; the intricacies of translating Aleksandra Lun’s playful, brilliant novel; the ethics and power dynamics of translation; and my own novel, From Here On, Monsters. He also interviewed Aleksandra Lun, who muses on, among other things, how Wagner… Continue reading Godine interview on translation and writing

Huff Post interview

Honoured to be interviewed by the wonderful Loren Kleinman over at Huff Post. She asked me about translating Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s Blood of the Dawn for National Translation Month. Always fun to get to reflect on that mysterious thing that happens when it’s just you, sitting before the computer, caught up in the words and sentences and world of the text you’re translating.

Big Issue interview

Honoured to be interviewed by the wonderful Emily Laidlaw for the latest Big Issue, which hit the streets a few days ago. It was fun! The issue looks a treat. Available from your local vendor for the next week or so.