‘It’s a silent conversation’: authors and translators on their unique relationship

‘It’s a silent conversation’: authors and translators on their unique relationship

Faithfulness, as opposed to accuracy, is always a difficult issue, as novelist Tim Parks concedes. “I think there’s usually a mistake of nuance on every page of every book. Sometimes scandalously so,” he says. As an author and a translator he has experience in both directions, and he stresses that translators are often the best readers. 

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