Category Archives: Life stuff

New job!

I have a new job! I’m going to be Foreign Rights Associate for excellent Toronto-based literary agency The Rights Factory, who handle rights for a whole heap of great people, including one of my favourite Canadian authors, Andrew Kaufman (if … Continue reading

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Fresh start.

Hi everybody! I live in Toronto now. Life at the moment is a bit of a weird whirlwind of apartment-hunting and opening bank accounts and figuring out what lives where at the supermarket. We’ve been here nearly a week now … Continue reading

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Changes

In three weeks’ time, I will be on a plane to Vancouver. I will not be coming back to the UK for…a while. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard about my move to Canada already. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about my MA

This week I’m taking some time away from other stuff, to finish off my dissertation and hopefully have some time for reflection before Yom Kippur on Friday night. The dissertation is actually pretty much finished, I think, so it’s just … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Holidays

I was on holiday last week. It started off as an enforced holiday – I’d handed in the first draft of my dissertation and was waiting for feedback from my supervisor – but then I got a bit of time … Continue reading

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In between

One of the things I really loved about Summer School was the chance to hear so many other people’s ‘how/why I got into translation’ stories. We’re all so different – some of us grew up speaking more than one language … Continue reading

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What should I recommend?

In my bookshop, we have a special bay that’s just for staff picks. At the moment it’s full of a selection of ‘summer reads’ recommended by everybody who works there, but usually it belongs to one person only. We get … Continue reading

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