The Boy Between Worlds is officially out!

My translation of Annejet van der Zijl's Sonny Boy, titled The Boy Between Worlds in English, officially came out on August 1 with Amazon Crossing.  It seems that people are as fascinated and moved by this story as I was. Check out the reviews on Amazon and GoodReads!

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The Boy Between Worlds now available for pre-order!

I'm excited to announce that my English translation of the Dutch bestseller Sonny Boy by Annejet van der Zijl is now available for pre-order! The English translation, titled The Boy Between Worlds (AmazonCrossing), will be officially published in the United States on August 1, 2019.  

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Translating Revolutionary Road

This year I had the pleasure of working with award-winning Dutch actor Jacob Derwig on the translation of his marvellous play Revolutionary Road, based on the classic American novel by Richard Yates. The fact that Yates's novel was originally written in English and Jacob's stage adaptation of it was written in Dutch made for a fascinating literary translation process. In some ways, the project was a kind of back-translation—taking Jacob's excellent Dutch stage adaptation of Yates's prose and converting it "back" into Yatesian English while still staying true to the playwright's vision.

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Translating and editing for karres+brands’ new book!

Last year, I collaborated with karres+brands on the translation and editing of their new book. This beautiful Dutch-English bilingual edition contains fascinating images and detailed descriptions of their 2017 landscape architecture and urban planning projects. As always, it's wonderful to see the final result in print!

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Dutch Architecture Translation for Frits van Dongen

This past Spring, I had the pleasure of working with Elbert Arens, essay writer for Dutch architect Frits van Dongen, on their new retrospective book Frits van Dongen: 25 years, 25 works. The beautiful, shiny red volume is published by Spain's TC Cuadernos, translated into Spanish and English. The project turned out to be a trilingual collaboration: I translated Arens's architecture essays from Dutch to English, which were then translated into Spanish. Both translations are printed side-by-side for bilingual reading and accompanied by large, colorful images.

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Translating The Chronicles

"Language is my way of getting a grip on things, of maintaining control in certain situations. Your body is bombarded with zillions of sensory impressions, and by giving them a name, you make them one-dimensional again, manageable," wrote best-selling Belgian author Lize Spit in her second blog post for The Chronicles. Actually, this is my translation of what she wrote. What she wrote was this...  

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