When Seishu Hase won a Naoki Prize in July 2020 for Shonen to Inu, my interest was immediately piqued. Once I had read it I knew I wanted the job of translating it into English. That ambition came to fruition this year when The Boy And The Dog was released from Simon & Schuster on October 27 and Viking Press on November 15. In this session I will talk about how I came to translate the book, the author, the process of translating it and particular challenges.
(Moderator: Ko Iwata)