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Angus Turvill

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Angus Turvill

Angus Turvill is an award-winning translator whose translations include work by Ekuni Kaori, Ikezawa Natsuki (for which he received the Shizuoka Translation Competition Grand Prize), Inoue Hisashi, Kuroda Natsuko, Dazai Osamu, and the experimental Japanese poet Nomura Kiwao.

Articles by Angus Turvill

First Read—From “Lion Cross Point”
By Masatsugu Ono
Masatsugu Ono’s Lion Cross Point, translated by Angus Turvill, is forthcoming from Two Lines Press. The novel follows ten-year-old Takeru, who arrives at his family’s home village amid a scorching…
Translated by Angus Turvill
Riverwilt
By Nomura Kiwao
For now I’ll just give it that name, repelling all water, still
Translated from Japanese by Angus Turvill
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On “Fish Variations”
By Angus Turvill
Fish Variations has a very particular phonetic structure that throws up special challenges for the translator. Here are a few comments on these challenges and how I addressed them.Both original poem and…
Fish Variations
By Yotsumoto Yasuhiro
“Fish Variations” presents very interesting challenges to the translator in its play with linguistic form. The poem involves a very high degree of phonetic engineering, with some verses grouped…
Translated from Japanese by Angus Turvill