I published a paper earlier in the year on my ongoing translation work, and I’m very happy now to take the online antimacassar off it and reproduce it here.

As well as giving an insight into the background and the challenges of translating Tove’s early material, this also marks the English-language debut of two of her early strips: Prickina & Fabian’s Adventure, and The Football That Flew to Heaven. A big part of the challenge was that Tove wrote this in verse form; so not only did I have to make the translations fit the tone of the era, they also had to rhyme.

This is only the first part of the Prickina story – the others will be revealed in a live event later on this month. Check back for details!

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