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Dedalus Africa by Jethro Soutar

As a translator, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to African writing. What began for practical and even opportunistic reasons – seeking works where other translators were not; attracting publishers with grant possibilities – quickly became pure interest and enthusiasm, because the books I came across were so refreshing and intriguing. Dedalus had been publishing books […]

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Three First Novels Thirty Years On

Dedalus began thirty years ago with three first novels. It is fair to say we were not an instant success and gained a nickname in the book trade as the Deadloss Publishing Company. However looking back things seem different: of the three first novels two are still in print and one, The Arabian Nightmare by […]

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HOT CINNAMON ROLLS: The Story of New Finnish Grammar

“The newly released English edition of an Italian novel set in Finland is now selling like hot cinnamon rolls. Imagine my surprise: Top of the Guardian newspaper’s bestseller list was a book called New Finnish Grammar. Surely some mistake? How could so many readers be queuing up to discover the perplexing intricacies of the Finnish […]

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