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Janet Livingstone translator of Away Away and Seeing People Off

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Janet Livingstone


ABOUT the author

Janet Livingstone is translator of the Jana Beňová novels Seeing People Off and Away! Away!. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and ventured to Czechoslovakia just after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. In total, she spent 15 years in Bratislava in Slovakia. In 2003, she began translating films and plays from Slovak to English and hasn’t looked back since. Among her full-length book translations are Master your Stage Fright by Slovak master violinist, Bohdan Warchal and Piata loď (working title: Boat Number Five) by novelist Monika Kompaníková. In addition to Jana Beňová, her current translation projects include the novels The Best of All Worlds by Slovak-Swiss author Irena Brežná and The Arab World—Another Planet? by Emire Khidayer. Janet lives in Seattle with her two children and also speaks French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and elementary Japanese to anyone who will listen.


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Away! Away! front coverAway! Away!, written by Jana Beňová
"Beňová’s short, fast novels are a revolution against normality. Unlike so many others, her novels not only claim to be a revolution but actually achieve this feat through their minimalist narratives that go against all conventions; in fact, Beňová manages to subtly and intelligently poke fun at conventional categorizations." 

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF

Seeing People OffSeeing People Off, written by Jana Beňová
"Beňová is at her best when she's funny, and her sense of humor tends toward the dry and the dark. Seeing People Off is a fascinating novel. Fans of inward-looking postmodernists like Clarice Lispector will find much to admire."
NPR


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Giant Panda Podcast (Ep. 41) Interview with Janet Livingstone | 5/21/2019

Host Jamie Pickett interviews translator Janet Livingstone! Click to listen.

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