Writing (and translating) are lonely activities. We write, pretending we do it solely for ourselves, apparently not caring if it reaches or speaks to anyone, but in truth (or at least it is my case), we also write to bond with other humans, to ask of the void: “is there someone out there who shares the same fears, the same anger, the same wonder about the world, about life?”

Le blog anglophone Authors and Translators m’a fait l’honneur de me proposer un entretien autour de la traduction et de l’écriture ; on y retrouve par exemple aussi Edward Gauvin, responsable de l’excellente traduction américaine de “L’Île close”. C’est en anglais, mais c’est ici.