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Milada Blekastad – Translator of the month for September

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Translators are the most important emissaries we have for bringing Norwegian literature out into the world. Their work is of decisive significance and to spotlight this work, we started the interview series entitled “Translator of the month”. Here we will get to know some of those who translate from Norwegian and learn about their challenging work of transmitting Norwegian literature into all the different languages of the world.

The translator of the month for September is the Czech translator Milada Blekastad (1917 – 2003). She has been a key individual in the translation of literature between Norway and the Czech Republic and her work is now being honoured through the project «The Invisible Bridge. Milada Blekastad (1917 – 2003)».

Read more about Milada Blekastad here (in Norwegian) and here (in Czech).

NORLA’s Translator of the Month-series

The translators are the most important stakeholders we have for bringing Norwegian literature to the world. Their work is of vital importance and to showcase this work in January 2015 we started the interview series «Translator of the Month».
See all interviews in our series here.