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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Linda Jaivin is an Australian writer, the author of eleven books (seven novels and four books of non-fiction including the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World), and a film translator (from Chinese). 

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Whether we’re aware of it or not, we spend much of our time in this globalised world in the act of translation. Language is a big part of it ... but behind language is something far more challenging to translate: culture.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Jaivin's essay … entertain[s] … with numerous examples of what can be lost and gained in translation and why the topic is so important.

Simon West, The Australian

Provide[s] clues as to our continuing gaps of perception – and, worse, even of interest and empathy – with our part of the world.

Rowan Callick, Weekend Australian

An exhilarating and entertaining essay.

Monica Dux, The Wheeler Centre, Best Books of 2013

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