My Mother is a River on the Foyles Bookshop blog

My Mother is a River on the Foyles Bookshop blog

One of the joys of being a translator is bringing books to a whole new audience that wouldn't previously have been able to read them. But for Franca Scurti Simpson giving English readers the chance to try Italian author Donatella Di Pietrantonio's My Mother Is a River required more than just her skills with language.

When people reaally like a book, they will often recommend it to their friends. With My Mother Is a River I went a little further: I decided to translate it fromthe Italian and start my own publishing company, Calisi Press, so that I could recommend it to the entire English speaking world. 

Read the rest of the post here