Polly Barton is a Japanese literary translator. Her translations include Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda, There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, and Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki. She won the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for Fifty Sounds. Porn: An Oral History is her second book. She lives in Bristol.
Events at Word
POLLY BARTON: ORAL HISTORIESSaturday, 26 August 12:30 pm
British writer and translator Polly Barton in conversation with Melody Thomas about her books Porn: An Oral History and memoir Fifty Sounds.
LOST AND FOUND IN TRANSLATIONSaturday, 26 August 3:00 pm
Polly Barton (UK) and Ross Calman (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu) discuss what can be lost and found during the art of translation.