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Podcast about Slovak literature in English with Julia Sherwood.

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Podcast about Slovak literature in English with Julia Sherwood.

    LIT_cast #30: Julia Sherwood

    LIT_cast #30: Julia Sherwood

    Since April 2020 Julia Sherwood has interviewed nearly thirty guests for Lit_Cast Slovakia. In today’s final – and slightly longer, 30th episode Peter Michalík, who has worked with her on this podcasts series, has turned the tables on her. He coaxed the renowned translator and tireless promoter of Slovak literature to tell the fascinating story of her enforced exile from Czechoslovakia, her years in Germany, England and the US, her love of Central Europe and her beginnings as a literary translator.

    • 33 min
    Lit_cast #29: Martin Janeček

    Lit_cast #29: Martin Janeček

    In LitCast Slovakia 29 deputy director of Karolinum Press Martin Janeček talks to Julia Sherwood about bringing Czech books to foreign audiences, being undeterred by the disruptions to publishing schedules caused by the pandemic, and about the Modern Czech Classics series that aims to go beyond the traditional literary canon. And – ta-da! – he reveals plans for a new Modern Slovak Classics series and his publishing house‘s long-term commitment to introduce the best of Slovak literature.

    • 31 min
    Lit_cast #28: Tomáš Hučko

    Lit_cast #28: Tomáš Hučko

    In LitCast 28 translator and journalist Tomáš Hučko talks to Julia Sherwood about what made him co-found the monthly Kapitál, about championing socially engaged writing and political comic books, about the most popular Slovak children’s books since 1989 as well as the joys and challenges of translating John Fante, Henry David Thoreau and John Steinbeck. He has plenty of suggestions of books by Slovak authors that might be worth translating into English, and recommends taking a fresh look at some interwar communist writers.

    • 20 min
    Lit_cast #27: Monika Kompaníková

    Lit_cast #27: Monika Kompaníková

    In episode 27 of LIT_cast Slovakia the writer, artist, editor and DIY enthusiast Monika Kompaníková talks to Julia Sherwood about the universal appeal of her novel Boat Number Five, about book’s screen adaptation and the importance of translations as well as about discovering deep sea creatures with her son, writing lyrics for rock bands and commissioning books that aim to improve access of Roma children to education and change the way people think.

    • 28 min
    Lit_cast #26: Tünde Mészáros

    Lit_cast #26: Tünde Mészáros

    In LitCast 26 translator Tünde Mészáros talks to Julia Sherwood about growing up bilingually in Bratislava and raising multilingual daughters in Budapest, about the importance of musicality in translation, the variety of specialists she consults in her research, why she prefers good non fiction to bad fiction and how a swimming pool attendant helped her solve a particular translating challenge in Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book.

    • 26 min
    Lit_cast #25: David Short

    Lit_cast #25: David Short

    In LitCast Slovakia #25 David Short, scholar and translator from Czech and Slovak, talks to Julia Sherwood about some of the staggering number of books he has translated, about grappling with ambiguities and archaisms in Vladislav Vančura’s works and deciphering the mix of Czech and Slovak in the writing of 18th century Slovak writer Jozef Ignác Bajza. He reveals his preferred English rendition of Hrabal’s words pábení and pábitel and explains why České Budějovice might be the only place in the Czech Republic where people chat away in pidgin (Tok Pisin) in local pubs.

    • 26 min

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Lit-cast Slovakia...

I heard about this podcast on Radio Slovakia and was thrilled to listen to the first episode just now...Slovak literature is virtually unknown here in the U.S. and I hope this podcast will serve to remedy that...thanks again and I look forward to the next...

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