READING FROM THIRSTY SEA (HELOISE PRESS)
A Postcard from Rome, a short story by Cristina Ali Farah and a piece on "New Italians" are my contributions to this wonderful magazine, presented here at the Italian Cultural Institute in London by Rosie Goldsmith of the European Literary Network.
The UK edition of Nives with a new title and cover
"Those following the ins and outs of Italian-English translation might recognize Clarissa Botsford’s name as attached to a truly eclectic list of consistently wonderful works...."
On the blog Where Today’s Meet the Translator post is a follow up to my blog post where I reviewed Oxygen by Sacha Naspini and translated by Clarissa Botsford. I thought I would take the opportunity to find out more about not only the translating process but also more about the translator herself Clarissa Botsford.
I am based in Rome, italy, where I teach Language and Translation at Roma Tre University and work as a freelance literary translator, as well as a musician and Humanist celebrant and trainer. I am a member of the Society of Authors Translators' Association and ALTA. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @botsford_cla
Here are some of the projects I'm currently working on
These are some works I'd love to see translated - please get in touch if you're interested!
In this bilingual reading, Elvira Dones and Clarissa Botsford read from Burnt Sun, a hard-hitting novel about sex-trafficking seen from the girls' point of view
Check out this great video
Fabio Andina, author of La Pozza del Felice" (Rubettino Editore) reading an extract with Clarissa Botsford reading her translation. Soon to feature on Translators Aloud.
Swiss-UK Publishing Day, December 7, 2020, Translators' Panel with Clarissa Botsford, Jamie Bulloch, Jen Calleja and Adriana Hunter. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith
This powerfully raw poem was written on Day 1 (March 9, 2020) of the first national lockdown in Italy. Lucy was in Japan and I was in Rome and we translated it together. See the poem here
now shortlisted !