Olivia Hellewell on translating from Slovene
Talking on the podcast to Rebecca DeWald

On the podcast this week is Olivia Hellewell, a translator from Slovene to English of literary fiction, children’s fiction, and non-fiction. Olivia is talking to Rebecca DeWald, our Emerging Translator Mentorships Programme Manager. They discuss Olivia’s route into literary translation, the challenges of making a living from translation, and the importance of translating cultural references. This is a treasure trove for anyone interested in translation and also contains a surprising amount of discussion about Wotsits. Olivia was BCLT’s translator in residence earlier in the year.

Meanwhile, Flo Reynolds is back on the pod to introduce the new NCW Book Club book – Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall! Find out more and join up here: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/the-ncw-book-club/

Here’s the Meet the World video mentioned during the conversation: https://youtu.be/U_7niLTXT0g
And the Mythical English Reader video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8oFttUu2bI

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Music by Bennet Maples.

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