I'm still translating myself in my spare time, which can be exhausting alongside a full-time job, but the reward is certainly worth the effort. My two jobs – assistant editor for fiction and literary translator – go extremely well together and I find that networking across the industry certainly benefits me in each of my roles. I've made so many fantastic friends and great contacts over the years and I am excited to see that continue.
My slightly revamped website now also contains a gallery of my favourite fiction that I've read recently. This will often include new releases that I'm working on at Oneworld, but I'll try and mix it up a bit with English-language fiction too, or any other books that I've come across. For example, I've added Let Us Be True, the outstanding new novel from Alex Christofi, which is well worth a read. You can also watch videos from the SPOILER ALERT! series, in which Matt Gardner (@FuzzyPixels) and myself see a film every week and record our thoughts before and after.
I will try and update my blog more frequently, including reviews of books I've particularly enjoyed, thoughts about working as a translator and editor, or round-ups of translation or general book events I attend. If there's anything you want to hear more about, let me know in the comments section.
Thanks for reading!