Effat University’s English and translation department concluded its second international conference on “Language: The Beacon of Culture and Thought” today (Thursday). The conference aimed to promote the importance of translation in the Kingdom and the Arab world in general.
David Bellos has translated more than 20 books. He is also a director of a program at Princeton University that awards a certificate in translation. He is also the author of seven of his own books including “Is That a Fish in Your Ear?” which The Economist cited as a 2011 Book of the Year, saying in a review, “In the guise of a book about translation this is a richly original cultural history.”
In an interview, Bellos, 69 years old, discussed the art of translation.