Today, fluency is widely considered a necessity of literary translations into English. But what is fluency, and is it a goal to aim for in translating, or something we should avoid? First, we must address the question: what is fluency? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one definition is "the ability to express oneself easily and articulately." Writing with fluency … [Read more...]
About Alice Banks
Alice Banks is a literary translator based in the UK. Her working languages are French and English and she has a particular interest in contemporary and feminist fiction. She is currently completing an MA in literary translation at UEA. Alice has a literature and translation blog at https://lesmotstordus.blogspot.com.