Families of words: Good translations are all alike; every bad translation is bad in its own way

Antony Shugaar is an author and translator. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for the translation of Sandokan, by Nanni Balestrini,and a second for Francesco Piccolo's 2014 Strega Prize winning novel.

The Department of Romance Languages and Lteratures Presents the 2020-2021 Paul and Silvia Rava Lecture: Anthony Shugaar 

The prolific Antony Shugaar has translated more than 40 books from Italian, including several award-winning modern novels. His translation of Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales (Enchanted Lion Books) won the 2021 American Library Association’s Mildred L Batchelder Award, given for a children’s book originating in a non-English language in a market outside the United States and translated into English for publication in the United States.

Image from Telephone Tales by illustrator Valerio Vidali.

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