Sterile Equation: A Translator’s Importance by Arendse Lund

We all need a little balance in our lives; for example, I split my time between writing and translating. While those may not seem terribly different on the surface, the mental break provided is just what I need to reset.

I translate Hans Christian Andersen—known and loved mainly for his folk tales like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling—from Danish to English. I was interviewed by the wonderful Gabriel (a previous Elsewhere resident!) on his podcast this week and we talk about that very subject. If you want to hear some more about translation, come on over to Elsewhere next Monday where I’ll be hosting a brief talk about modern translation. Hope to see you there!