“On Translation” with Takami Nieda

Join EARC program leader Mary Roberts and translator Takami Nieda and dive into the fascinating translation world. This workshop will focus on translation issues, emphasizing the Freeman Award-winning novels Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro (2018) and The Color of the Sky is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil (2022) and providing a sneak peek into Nieda’s newest translation, Finger Bone by Hiroki Takahashi.

All K-12 teachers are welcome to learn from Takami Nieda as she depicts characters showing agency and autonomy in the face of Japan-born Korean experiences of racism and bullying.

Teachers will receive both books before the workshop with various ways to approach each book. Teachers will read the texts and select elegant quotations to share with others during the workshop.