Author Archives: Lucy Byatt

About Lucy Byatt

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

Writing up Scotswrite 2017

It’s been a spectacular team effort, but we made it! So just as 2017 is closing, it seemed about time to write up my bit about Scotswrite 2017. The conference was held in September this year and organised by the … Continue reading

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The Image of the Translator – Past, Present, Future

Today, 30 September, is St Jerome’s day, aka Eusebius Hieronymus, aka the patron saint of translators. He was an extraordinary character in many ways. He was born in Stridon, near present-day Ljubljana, Slovenia, in c. 347 C.E. and died in … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Helen Dunmore. The Moment: Gone Forever, but also Here, Now

I was very saddened to read of Helen Dunmore’s death earlier this month and I wanted to republish this (rather long) interview that describes our meeting in Edinburgh, back in 2008.  I can still picture her sitting in the Signing … Continue reading

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Meet Eat Drink Think

Robbie Bushe from University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning organised this great event at the end of February as part of the University’s Festival of Creative Learning. It was held in collaboration with one of Edinburgh’s newest and most … Continue reading

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