For my third Fiction Uncovered guest column, I wanted to write about fiction in translation. I’ve reviewed three novels translated from Welsh, each of which won the Wales Book of the Year award:
- Martha, Jack & Shanco by Caryl Lewis (translated by Gwen Davies)
- The Life of Rebecca Jones by Angharad Price (translated by Lloyd Jones)
- Faith, Hope & Love by Llwyd Owen (translated by the author)
I didn’t really have a greater rationale for choosing those specific books, but actually I think they fit together quite well as a set of novels that deal with the effect of place on character. And they’re all worth reading in their own right.
You can read my new column here, and find links to the previous ones here.
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