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Transparent Translator

Looking over the shoulder of the translator

In 1972, the ground-breaking author of fantasy fiction Ursula K. Le Guin wrote “The Word for World Is Forest”, a novel about the predatory interplanetary exploitation of nature by terrestrial colonisers. Le Guin died last year, and Karen Nölle is re-translating many of the late author’s books into German, including “The Word for World Is Forest”. Today, you can watch the process, ask about and participate in it: translation made transparent.

Lecture | Presentation


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Verband deutschsprachiger Übersetzer (VdÜ)
The event is free of charge


Karen Nölle

translator from the English