Interview with Trafika Europe



“The war is a devious fisher of men.” Check out this terrific audio interview with translator Tess Lewis. She shares insights from her work translating Swiss novelist Jean-Luc Benoziglio’s Privy Portrait from French (published by Seagull Books) and Slovenian Maja Haderlap’s novel Angel of Oblivion from German (due out from Archipelago Books). We discuss the role of humor in French culture, differences among the main varieties of German language, and the condition of the Slovenian minority (as well as migrants generally) in Austria through the present day. Includes Tess reading an excerpt from Angel of Oblivion, for which she has won the Austrian Cultural Forum’s 2015 Translation Prize.