Laura Watkinson in Berlin: Part 2

I have left my hometown of Amsterdam to come to Berlin for a few weeks to work on my translation of Cees Nooteboom’s book Berlijn, his account of his time spent in Germany from the years before the fall of the Wall until the present day. A native speaker of English, I have swapped my Dutch-speaking surroundings for a German-speaking environment. I am translating a Dutch book about Germany, sitting …

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Super June: A Bumper Month For MacLehose Press

June 2011 is a momentous month in the history of MacLehose Press. In the same month, we are publishing four genuine titans of international literature, from Norway, Lebanon, The Netherlands and Italy. Each is amongst the most well-regarded authors in their respective countries and beyond, and each of these works is represents a milestone in the development of the MacLehose list.   Roy Jacobsen was born in Oslo in 1954. …

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MacLehose Press Publicity: 16/5/11

Considering that copies of Beauty and the Inferno only went out on Thursday morning, it is especially gratifying to see the Sunday Times review of it in this weekend’s paper: “Saviano has come in to a lot of violent criticism over the years, so before offering an opinion on this collection of his work, I should state that I yield to nobody in my admiration for his courage. In writing …

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