Book Talk: Katanagatari Vol.2 (Sword Tale) - Translator, Sam Bett
Come take a ride to feudal Japan and celebrate the new release of the second volume of Katanagatari (Sword Tale) by NISIOISIN on Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm.
Award winning translator Sam Bett joins the panel to discuss the novel and some insights into the world of translating.
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About the Novel:
Swordless “swordsman” Shichika and self-described “schemer” Togame are on a quest to obtain twelve peculiar masterpiece blades. Introducing narrative curveballs that break up the structure and modulate the tempo, this hardcover edition, featuring a gatefold color insert, beautiful interior art, and copious bilingual footnotes, is the second of a quartet collecting a best-selling series from the former homeland of samurais and ninjas. Please check Katanagatari Vol.1 (Sword Tale) .
About the Translator:
Sam Bett holds a B.A. in Japanese and English with highest honors from Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. His skill with Japanese has been recognized with a First Prize at the 2008 Amagasaki Japanese Speech Contest and a Level 1 Certification from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Sam’s clients include artists, authors, filmmakers, publishers, museums, and fashion brands.