Translation? Adaptation! / by leo timmers

Almost at the same time the English translation of Garage Gust and the Dutch version of Busy builders, Busy week arrived at my doorstep. Both of these books where originally written in rhyme, in a very spare and simple language which makes it very hard to translate.

The Flemish writer Bart Moeyaert and New-Zealand poet James Brown didn't just make a translation of the text, They made an adaptation! They did an incredible job, and I couldn't be happier with the result. They are both fabulous! (The texts and the writers!)