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Meet ALTA’s Assistant Managing Director, Rachael Daum!

Rachael Daum joined ALTA in 2014, and became Assistant Managing Director in 2017. This interview was conducted over e-mail. Q: You’ve worked for ALTA for 4 years now. What changes have you seen in the organization during that time that … Continue reading

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On Ukrainian Bookstores, Translating Hawking, and Hemingway Haunts: An Interview with Translator Hanna Leliv

by Reilly Costigan-Humes This interview between Ukrainian translator Hanna Leliv and ALTA emerging translator mentee Reilly Costigan-Humes was conducted over email. Reilly Costigan-Humes: You’ve studied translation theory both in Ukraine and America. Are there any fundamental differences in terms of … Continue reading

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Meet ALTA’s Program Manager, Kelsi Vanada!

Kelsi Vanada joined ALTA in July 2018 as Program Manager. This interview was conducted over e-mail.  ALTA: You were an ALTA Travel Fellow back in 2016. How does it feel to be involved with ALTA again, this time as the … Continue reading

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Review of “A Whole Life” by Robert Seethaler, trans. Charlotte Collins

by Julie Winter Austrian writer Robert Seethaler’s Ein ganzes Leben, translated into English by Charlotte Collins as A Whole Life, illustrates well the notion that everyone’s life is a novel. Here we have the story of a quiet and simple … Continue reading

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Grief and Stasis: Review of “August”

by Jaclyn Kershaw August, by Romina Paula and translated by Jennifer Croft, might be difficult to read for some: it is a stream of conscious style of writing wherein the protagonist, who suffers from anxiety and depression, herself has trouble … Continue reading

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