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Friday, May 13 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Understanding Translation

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Why is translation so expensive? What are the freedoms and duties of a translator? How do you tell if a translator is good? Does it matter if the translator writes to you and doesn’t appear to have the best English?

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Ken Liu

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. | | Ken’s debut novel, THE GRACE OF KINGS (2015), is a Nebula nominee and the first in a silkpunk epic fantasy... Read More →

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avatar for Tamara Vardomskaya

Tamara Vardomskaya

Tamara Vardomskaya is a Canadian writer. She is a graduate of the 2014 Clarion Writing Workshop, and her fiction has appeared at Tor.com, GigaNotoSaurus, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in linguistics at the University of Chicago. She has been on panels at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, the 2015 Nebula Awards Weekend, and SFContario.


Friday May 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
LaSalle 2

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