Anton Hur — Translator's Lecture at UW

Award–winning translator Anton Hur presents a lecture on voice in literary translation


What do we mean when we say a character or an author—or even a translator—has a “voice”? What is the difference between a work of prose that has a voice and one that doesn’t? And how do translators bring a “voice” to life? In this talk, Anton Hur will examine the idea of voice in literary translation. He will focus on the practice of “triangulation,” or the zeroing in on a narrative voice, and “translator jetlag,” or the tendency for translators to require periods of adjustment between book-length projects defined by different narrative voices.


WHERE: University of Washington Student Union Building, Room 332
TIME: 4:30–6:30pm

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Seats are available on a first come basis.

Sponsored by Lee Scheingold. Co-sponsored by the Jackson School of International Studies, Asian Languages and Literatures, Center for Korea Studies, and Third Place Books. 

Third Place Books will have a comprehensive selection of Anton Hur’s translations available for purchase online and at the event, including Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, Counterweight by Djuna, and Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park. Hur will sign books after the lecture and Q&A.

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Anton Hur is the author of Toward Eternity (HarperVia) and No One Told Me Not To (Across Books). As a translator, he was double-longlisted and shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize. He resides in Seoul.