Author Archives: Lucy Byatt

About Lucy Byatt

I'm a translator, from Italian into English. I also teach Italian Renaissance history and write.

Elizabeth Jane Howard: a short tribute

It was with great sadness that I heard this afternoon of the death of a wonderful writer whose work I really only got to know well recently through writing an interview for a forthcoming issue of the Historical Novels Review. I … Continue reading

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Bánffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy on 2013 Notable Fiction List

It’s that time of year (again) and The Washington Post has published its “Notable Fiction of 2013″ list (here).  A tweet from Arcadia highlighted the fact that Miklos Bánffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy is on the list, quite a feat for a book … Continue reading

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland… again

The Great Tapestry of Scotland was completed in the summer and currently holds the record for being the world’s longest embroidered work. It attracted some 30,000 people when it first went on show during August at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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Two books in one week!

This week has been a bit like Christmas… two new books arrived, one of which I had translated and the other I edited. The first parcel came from Lars-Müller, a Swiss publisher with whom I’ve worked before, and it contained … Continue reading

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