Updates on February Goals
It turns out that Marc Sebastian-Jones, a professor at Takushoku University in Tokyo, has recently completed a translation of Cruel Fairy Tales for Adults and is in already in conversation with a university press. Although it’s only accessible with an academic database subscription, you can find his translation of “The Mermaid’s Tears,” the first story in the Kurahashi collection, here:
Congratulations to Marc, and I hope we’ll be able to read the full translation soon!
I had also planned to contact Jeffrey Angles to ask about translation organizations and resources. With generous help from him and a handful of other people, this is what I was able to come up with:
Honyaku Mailing List
The Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators
Books from Japan
Japanese Literature Publishing Project
Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize
William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize
The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)
PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants
National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grants
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Goals for March
Figure out where to go from here!
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Banner illustration by maruti-bitamin.