Angus Turvill

Angus Turvill lives in London.

Award-winning translations include work by Ekuni Kaori and Ikezawa Natsuki (Shizuoka Translation Competition Grand Prize), Mukoda Kuniko, Inoue Hisashi and Kuroda Natsuko (John Dryden Competition), Dazai Osamu (J-Lit Competition) and Kamon Nanami (Kurodahan Competition).

Other translations include work by Nomura Kiwao, Yotsumoto Yasuhiro  Shigematsu Kiyoshi, Suto Yohei, and Matsuda Aoko,

He has taught Japanese translation at Newcastle University and Durham University, as well as on the City University and Birkbeck (London University) translation summer schools.


Fiction translation – letting the narrative live

This talk will be based on my experience of translating Hisashi Inoue’s Shinshaku Tono Monogatari – Tales from a Mountain Cave.

The book is set in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, where the author lived as a young man, and which was to be devastated by the tsunami a year after his...