How to translate Olga Tokarczuk


In this episode of The Debrief, we have an in-depth interview with Jennifer Croft, a US-based translator who works with acclaimed Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.

Acclaimed Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and a whole string of other accolades, is to have her latest book released in English towards the end of 2021. The Books of Jacob is one of the author’s most celebrated works, yet took years to translate in English and, more importantly, get published. Jennifer Croft, one of Olga Tokarczuk’s translators who undertook the mammoth task of translating the Books of Jacob, joined host John Beauchamp for a chat from her home in Los Angeles.

In this week’s review:

• Poland imposes tougher pandemic measures 

Poles’ savings enough to finance Poland’s budget for two years

• Renowned Polish poet Adam Zagajewski dies at 75  

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