International Translation Day: In praise of data expertise for translation scholars

By Katie King (Seattle) September 30, 2018 What percentage of humanists love data? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Unmeasurable. But, there is growing interest among scholars in translation technology which has transformed the practice and theorization of translation (Munday 275). That is because we live in a digital world… Read More International Translation Day: In praise of data expertise for translation scholars

#WIT Month – Spain’s female literary voices still lag in translation to English

#WIT Month – Spain’s female literary voices still lag in translation to English By Katie King (Seattle) August 31, 2018 For Women in Translation month I’ve had a look through the data (Three Percent data 2008 to 2019) on Spain to see how Spain’s contemporary female authors and poets are faring in translation to English.… Read More #WIT Month – Spain’s female literary voices still lag in translation to English

Hispabooks, innovative indie publisher of Spain’s contemporary literature in English, fades from view

By Katie King (Seattle) August 8, 2018 Hispabooks’ website has disappeared. Its Facebook and Twitter pages lie fallow. The voices of its Spanish editor/publishers have gone silent. In industry and general news pages there are no announcements, no farewells. Just silence. What has happened to Hispabooks, the exciting and innovative Madrid-based indie publisher of contemporary… Read More Hispabooks, innovative indie publisher of Spain’s contemporary literature in English, fades from view

An Introduction to Spain in translation today

By Katie King (Seattle) November 24, 2017 – Many English speakers have heard of Don Quixote de la Mancha (the fictional character if not his Spanish Renaissance creator Miguel de Cervantes). A fair number of avid readers in the English-speaking world may also recognize the name Lorca, (the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca who… Read More An Introduction to Spain in translation today