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Seminars

Outside In World ran two seminars featuring the Reading the Way project at the International Bologna Children's Book Fair and London Book Fair in March and April 2015.  
 

Reading the Way, translating the Way: Finding and translating books for ALL children
at the International Bologna Children’s Book Fair

This seminar explored some of the findings from the project by exploring the challenges of translating books about and featuring disability including honouring the original text whilst also acknowledging issues such as cultural differences, varying attitudes to disability, trends in language and terminology.

Speakers

Alexandra Strick, Facilitator - Outside In World

Daniel Hahn - writer, editor and literary translator

Lawrence Schimel –writer and translator

Enza Crivelli - specialist in autism and co-founder of the publishing house Uovonero, Italy

Sante Bandirali – publisher (co-founder of Uovonero), translator and writer. Ursula Holler – publisher - foreign Rights for G&G Verlag

Mathilde Chevre – editorial director at Le port a jauni, illustrator, writer and translator 

The panel were asked three questions in turn:

  • To explain their involvement in the project and the book/s they worked on.
     
  • What were the challenges they experienced in translating and/or publishing the various books selected for the project.

  • Were there were any difficulties in terms of ensuring the ‘essence’ of the original book whilst also making it appropriate and up to date for their specific audience. 

 

Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Lawrence Schimel and Daniel Hahn)  

 Bologna panel

Photo © Alexandra Strick
(From left to right Sante Bandirali, Enza Crivelli and Alexandra Strick)  

Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Lawrence Schimel and Daniel Hahn)  

 

Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Mathilde Chevre and Ursula Holler)

 

The publisher of the work of Austrian writer, Franz-Joseph Huainigg shared a message from him.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSpmRKqOHxQ&list=UUbRQ-PSBcA0CUE7iBxp-GqA

   

 

Click on the PDF below to download the seminar report.

 

 

 


Reading the Way: A Translation Challenge
London Book Fair, Olympia, London

The seminar  explored the subject of accessible and inclusive books and outline why it's so important that the mainstream children's book industry endeavours to include children with additional needs. It will indicate what can be learned from other countries’ activity in this area and highlight examples of specific gaps that are missing in the UK and the books that we have identified to try to fill them. It will go on to share some of the experiences of translators involved in the programme.  What are the particular challenges involved in a project like this?  For example, how are books are affected by changing terminology, cultural differences or varying attitudes towards disability?

Speakers

Pam Dix Facilitator – Chair of IBBY UK  

Daniel Hahn - writer, editor and literary translator

Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp – Translator of Arabic, German and Russian into English.

Nadine Kaadan – Writer and Illustrator

Deborah Smith – Translator from Korean into English

 

See video extracts of the seminar

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2tgE18bGIcmzEXEOxFhJj_WYUVIZT--

Click on the PDF below to download the seminar report.

 

 

 

 

 Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Pam Dix, Deborah Smith, Nadine Kaadan, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp and Daniel Hahn)

 

 

 Photo © Alexandra Strick
(From left to right Nadine Kaadan and Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp)

 

 

 Photo © Alexandra Strick
(From left to right Deborah Smith, Nadine Kaadan, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp 
and Daniel Hahn)

 

 

Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp and Daniel Hahn)

Photo © Alexandra Strick (From left to right Deborah Smith, Nadine Kaadan and Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp)

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