Oxford Translation Day – Sophie Hughes Discusses the Novel Hurricane Season

Literary translator Sophie Hughes talking about her translation of Fernanda Melchor’s 2020 International Booker shortlisted novel Hurricane Season (Fitzcarraldo Editions). The online event will begin with a reading, followed by a short talk on the challenges of translating the novel, described by the New York Times as “a narrative that not only decries an atrocity but embodies the beauty and vitality it perverts.” Sophie will reflect on how we translate vernaculars, slang, idiolects and violent language before answering questions on these or other aspects of literary translation.

The recording of this event will be available on 13 June on the OCCT website: www.occt.ox.ac.uk/oxford-translation-day-sophie-hughes-discusses-novel-hurricane-season

For more details about Oxford Translation Day: www.occt.ox.ac.uk/oxford-translation-day