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Interview David Colmer

In Interviews on October 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Australian born author and translator David Colmer lives in Amsterdam with his Dutch wife and two daughters. We don’t often give much thought to the translators who make the works of different languages available to us, but a good translation really is a work of art. He translated many novels, poetry and children’s fiction of well-known Dutch and Belgium authors like Hugo Claus, Dimitri Verhulst, Gerbrand Bakker, Annie M.G. Schmidt and Cees Nooteboom.

He is a four-time winner of the David Reid Poetry Translation Prize and his translation of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin won the 2010 Impac Dublin Literary Award. In 2009 he won the NSW Premier’s Award and PEN Medallion.

David Colmer was recently interviewed by Eart Shaw of Writers Radio.

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