From the Dragon’s Mouth: A Life in Translation
Speaker: Brian Holton, Chinese-Scots and Chinese-English literary translator
Date: Tuesday, October 9
Place: HSSB 4080, UC Santa Barbara
Brian Holton is a poet and prize-winning translator of Chinese poetry. Famed for his renditions of contemporary poet Yang Lian 楊煉 into English, he is also the the world’s only translator of Classical Chinese into Scots. Join us for an evening in which Brian discusses the art and practice of translation, the experience of working in a minority language like Scots, and his life growing up between Nigeria and Scotland, immersed in a myriad of languages.