Found in Translation

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
10 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Meredith McKinney, Simon Patton

In Australia, the art of translation and its role in literature is not much discussed. One of our most distinguished translators is Meredith McKinney whose version of the Japanese classic, The Pillow Book, is internationally acclaimed. She talks with Chinese translator Simon Patton about what drew her to translation, whether her approach has changed over the years and what she thinks makes a good translation.