Translating Fiction: It’s Time to Acknowledge the Translator

Who wrote the Milan Kundera you love? Answer: Michael Henry Heim. And what about the Orhan Pamuk you think is so smart? Maureen Freely. Or the imaginatively erudite Roberto Calasso? Tim Parks, who wrote a great article in The Observer about the underpaid and unsung heroes behind the global success of many writers. Click here to read the entire story.

Milan Kundera fears translation could make his style banal. Photograph: Lochon Francois/Gamma/Camera Press