Jay MillAr is the publisher of Book*hug, a press known for taking risks in advancing contemporary literary expression in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Book*hug has published many works of literature in translation, including The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, and Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, whose translation by Oana Avasilichioaei won the 2017 Governor General’s Award for translation.
This panel will explore the context in which the translation and publication of international works of literature in Canada could enrich and largely transform Canadian literary culture. It will do so, by examining the history of literary translation in Canada and by providing possible solutions to the challenges posed by existing funding policies and structures. […]