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About Cathy Hirano

Cathy Hirano is the translator of The Friends, winner, for Farrar, Straus & Giroux, of the 1997 Batchelder Award.

Eight Ways to Say You: The Challenges of Translation

Last year I had the honor of attending the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony in Massachusetts, not as an award recipient but as an accompanist — as the translator for Kazumi Yumoto’s The Friends, which won the fiction award. It was exhilarating to meet so many people who had actually read the book. Not only […]