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Elena Abós

About Elena Abós

A Spanish translator specializing in children’s literature, Elena Abós has translated books by Jack Gantos, Margaret Mahy, Louis Sachar, and Diana Wynne-Jones. She holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and teaches at the University of Cologne in Germany.

Foreign Correspondence: Translator: Trafficking Between Cultures

Translation has often been compared to the building of a bridge. The text originates from within one culture and has to arrive safely in another. A translator acts as travel guide across that bridge, helping the book to find its audience and success in a new land. Yes, some luggage may get lost along the […]