Alumni - Megan Clarke, MA Publishing Media

Megan is the production sub-editor at The Bookseller and a graduate of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. She published an article in The Bookseller based on the research she carried out for her dissertation into the challenges faced when publishing translated fiction in the UK.

She writes: 'I was happy to see The Bookseller’s Translation Focus issue published a couple of weeks ago, as reading fiction in translation is a way of accessing the greatest literary writing available in the world. To me this is a very enticing prospect, yet the UK proportionally publishes less translated literature than most European countries and consequently the readership and sales lag behind our neighbours. It is great that the direction of travel of those sales seems to be changing in recent years, but there is still a way to go. I have often wondered: is our limited readership the reason for the lack of translations published, or in fact a symptom of it?'

To read the article visit here

Posted on 30 May 2022 around 4pm