May 24, 2021 Online Event
Translator and Publisher: Exploring a Special Relationship
How do publishers go about choosing foreign-language titles for their list, and to what extent are they open to suggestions from translators? Does it matter what genre the original book belongs to (prose, poetry, essay, non-fiction), or what language it is written in (‘major’ language/‘minor’ language)? What criteria are translation contracts based on, and what form do the contracts themselves take? What points should a translator bear in mind when first contacting a publisher, and how can a smooth working relationship between translator and publisher best be established?