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Sunday, April 18 • 22:00 - 22:50
The Unique Challenges of Speculative Translation

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Translation is always challenging, but translating the weird, fantastic, and out of the world elements of speculative fiction presents its own special test of skill. This panel will discuss the trade-offs, linguistic tricks, and techniques these translators have utilized when working with speculative material.

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Fabio Fernandes

Fabio Fernandes lives in São Paulo, Brazil. He has published several books, among which the novels Os Dias da Peste and Back in the USSR (in Portuguese) and the collection L'Imitatore (in Italian). Also a translator, he is responsible for the translation to Brazilian Portuguese of... Read More →

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Janna Ruth

Writer, Translator & Editor
Janna Ruth is a German award-winning speculative fiction writer, living in Wellington New Zealand. As a former geologist, she has a special love for worldbuilding and fantasy maps (and fights the good fight for more downhill flowing rivers). She's also an editor, proofreader and English... Read More →
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Julia Meitov Hersey

Born in Moscow, Julia Meitov Hersey moved to Boston at the age of nineteen and has been straddling the two cultures ever since. She lives north of Boston with her family and a hyperactive dog, juggling a full-time job and her beloved translation projects, which include Vita Nostra... Read More →
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Marina Berlin

Marina Berlin is an author and media critic who grew up speaking three languages. Her articles have appeared in IGN, Vice, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Book Smugglers, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. Her short stories and poems have been published in Strange Horizons... Read More →
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Cora Buhlert

Cora Buhlert was born and bred in Bremen, North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 22:00 - 22:50 UTC
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