Not Lost in Translation

Yay! I’ve just received my author’s copies of the French and German editions of Song of the Slums. The French translation’s by Valérie le Plouhinec and the German’s by Nicola Stuart. I know the French edition is officially released in mid-October – the German edition might be in the bookshops already. The covers are in French style and German style, following on from the styles of the Worldshaker and Liberator covers. Very distinctive to the different countries – I like em both in different ways!
The French title means something like “Astor: the Rhythm of the Streets” (but it sounds better with the alliteration in French – and “le Riff” sort of echoes the name of the main character in the 2 previous books). The German title is in English – I never even realised at first, that it’s not translated at all. But so many Germans speak English, I guess there’s no problem.


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