Cubans around the (publishing) world

An interview with three Cuban publishers Fabio Murrieta Marlene Moleón I met Marlene Moleón and Andrés Pi during the 2010 Miami Book Fair. They represent two faces of the modern publishing industry: e-books and printing on demand, which are relatively new and not completely understood…at least by some. As for Fabio Murrieta, I read one…

Building a home toolbox

  Every house should contain a home toolbox. They are like first-aid kits for all these pesky little repairs that must be done, often, at the most inconvenient times. You may not want to call a plumber on a Sunday afternoon about a leaking faucet, but if you don’t have at least a screwdriver and…

From wielding a chef’s knife to swinging a machete

Bonnie Lee Black’s long and productive careers can be traced back, from respected writer, to New York caterer, to Peace Corps volunteer, to creative writing instructor at UNM-Taos…to acclaimed writer, again. Her first memoir, Somewhere Child (Viking Press, 1981), documented the loss of her daughter and Black’s search for her in Zimbabwe and the United…

Translating our souls

Originally published at Translators Cafe http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/article136.htm The process of translating is, by its very nature, a difficult, demanding task. I have translated other author’s works and I have always found it hard to decode their experiences, to unearth the exact word, the one that would convey the right meaning. I want to avoid being called…