SBP Blog

"Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator"

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 19, 2019

This intriguing article from Louise George Kittaka for The Japan Times sheds a little light on the struggles of bringing some of the greatest literary works from around the world to an English speaking audience. Our publisher, Peter Goodman weighs in as well. 

"For Stone Bridge Press, a California publishing house specializing in books about Asia and Japan in particular, subject matter plays a large part in the selection process. Publisher Peter Goodman considers whether the subject or approach is “marketable to any distinctly reachable group of Western readers (young adults, Bushido aficionados, spiritual seekers) or does it tie in with any newsworthy or timely subject (such as LGBTQ topics, dysfunctional family issues, corruption, women in the workplace).”

Check out the full article here: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2019/08/17/books/understanding-challenging-world-literary-translator/#.XVq3O-hKhPY
 


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart


Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Oh, Tama!


A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

The Fourth String


Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

holden caufield new release Children's Literature travel etiquette kyoto announcement Coming of Age Day min kahng janet pocorobba blurb danica davidson Nikolas Bunton gaijinpot journal of a zen monk's wife forty seven samurai podcast wanderlust chinese comics in the woods of memory guide learning shamisen Travel eating in japan a memoir of sensei and me verticle zazen zen monks wife' haiku tea expat in japan hitler symbol 47 samurai namethetranslator american shamisen tokyo lions roar peace symbol simba the japan times classic japanese literature new york japan trip memoir writing shaimsen Anime/Manga/Comics the fourth string drinking in japan author talk japan visitor publicity dazai review book talk suicide forest gander journal of a zen monk japan restaurant do it right and be polite classic literature otakuusa hippocampus magazine the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me lesley university ritual gratitude in japan poetry of consciousness China Basho astrology non-fiction comics Language tricycle magazine osamau tezuka china guide purification brad hawley nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara Japanese aesthetics takuma sminkey china book death book hoarding polite film Spring Festival internment janet pocorbba hiroaki sato politics and prose ripe mangoes michael emmerich pacific rim review of books tracy franz manners t.k. nakagaki foreword indies a mejiro novel international book award book chapters zen monk wife summer vacation catcher in the rye finalist huffington post will eisner japan travel china travel hiaku anime Children's Books Spirituality japanese classic buddhist swastika japanese culture criterion literary prize china smart damian flanagan the buddhist swastika the inland sea dark horse leonard koren interfaith what do in japan china where igo huffpost the hidden writer budhist swastika book reading tk nakagaki zen monk in japan trip no longer human Poetry japanese craft travel literature traditional japanese instrumenet Culture japanese book the millions Japanese holidays japanese instrument bushido Japanese art koun chinese literature History Chinese culture buddhist priest expat understandind china through comics the japan society illustration diymfa new books event chinese foreigner in japan IBPA ancient symbol university of chicago alan brill japanese music Okinawan literature osamu dazai Alexandra Johnson kimba the white lion kyodo news gallery awa japan today pulitzer prize performance larry herzberg japanese history japanese monks wife author signing a memoir Japanese literature japan books VIZ kinokuniya event jing liu buddhist symbols learning in japan poet japan food donald richie the asian review of books eli lieberman suehiro maruo mieko kanai japanese drunk center of east asian studies japan travel etiquette buddhist 2020 Olympics forty seven ronin asian review of books benjamin franklin award Chiune Sugihara japanese instruments book review black jack stone bridge press zen monk visitor japan ravel sensei manga Year of the Dog japan vacation bookstore ibpa publishing university awards kyoto journal how to Ukiyo-e stone bridge cafe diy mfa tourist peace religion Translation book reviews oh tama amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan frederik schodt world literature today traditional japanese instrument pottery writing giajin the silver spoon how to order in japan buddhism miswest book review Interview award osaka diary Korea gaijin pot Chinese history tomoko aoyama william f sibley shamisen fantasy literature controversy japan guide rebecca otowa zen monk green tea new york events etiquette how to travel in japan forewrod reviews indies Chinese Astrology literary review book tour AAS traditional japanese music publishing dirt and water Basho's Narrow Road rachel manley japanese cutlure ex pat literature tea garden holocaust behavior paul mccarthy state of belief travel Japan classic frank beyer journal of a zen monks wife in japan kris kosaka amys guide to best behavior in japan Christianity in Japan author event donald keene japan manners wife japanese etiquette nova scotia japanese travel china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language japanese manners comic history 1960s Korea osamu tezuka student teacher my year of dirt and water travel to japan walt disney matcha washington dc japanese bath Shoah reviews WWII japanese translation benjamin franklin awards astro boy swastika photography travel manners fred schodt japan etiquette graphic novels monk wife traditional ningen shikkaku foreword reviews japan book review association of jewish libraries musical doris bargen manji hooked cross books yukio mishima journal' monks wife asia Second World War china vacation gaijin japanese people alan moore book blurb Japan lucille cara book publicity bowing in japan Chinese New Year sensei and me living in japan jared cook disney 1960's Japan The Colorado Review jungle emperor ancient symbols welton gaddy henry kiyama jun hazuki 4k society memior kansuke naka japan memoir hate Korea photography japanese to english best behavior in japan japanese books Art/Design Christianity Tokyo Olympics book signing nazi classic poetry year of zen translators World War Two book award japan culture journal manga biography luke patitsas koto hitler japanese customs UCLA nara foreword indies award evil Asian Studies memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist the lion king author 2019 keanu reeves World War II japan book juddhism shun medoruma author tour memoir Olympics haibun PEN AWARD japan travel guide amy chavez japan behavior mark gibeau four immigrants shamisen performance literature why we write podcast japan custom hitlers cross eastern and western philosophy china history japanese books in english a shameful life 47 ronin japan times janet pocrobba seppuku
RSS