Nicholas De Lange
Nicholas de Lange has translated seventeen books by Amos Oz, most recently Judas, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. These translations have themselves been translated into many other languages. He has also translated books by other Modern Hebrew authors, notably A.B. Yehoshua and S. Yizhar.
For Amos Oz, the wrong word in a sentence is as discordant as a false note in a piece of music. Nicholas de Lange has been translating his work since 1971. Here he interviewed the novelist about his latest book, Rhyming Life and Death, their shared passion for language and literature, the pleasures and travail of writing and the very special relationship which develops between writer and translator.