Category Archives: The Translator’s Thistle

The Summer Anti-Thistle / l’Anti-Cardo Estivo: How Easy Was That?

The No Peanuts! Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore is taking part of the summer off, but we wanted to remind our readers that giving the translator his or her due isn’t hard. In fact, in the examples below, some thoughtful … Continue reading

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May 2013: The Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore – Federico Rampini and La Repubblica

The Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore for May 2013 is awarded to: Federico Rampini, prize-winning Italian journalist and Asia expert, for his essay-review of Moisés Naím’s La fine del potere, and La Repubblica newspaper for once again omitting the names of translators. ~ IN … Continue reading

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Nominees for the April 2013 Translator’s Thistle/Cardo del Traduttore

In March, No Peanuts! launched The Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore, a new initiative aimed at combatting the widespread phenomenon of the “invisible translator.” In specific, the Translator’s Thistle project hopes to call attention to a very bad habit of … Continue reading

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Ya Gotta Have Friends! ~ Poke A Journalist Today!

The No Peanuts! Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore project — and our first monthly prize to La Repubblica newspaper —  is off to a great start! We’d like to thank all the BIG people … First off, a thanks as wide as … Continue reading

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This is Not an Oversight. It’s a Policy – Italian Media and the Incredible Disappearing Translator

Questo non è un caso. È una politica. Here’s the basic principle: When a newspaper, magazine, website, or other journalistic medium publishes an article about a translated book, the name of the translator should appear. Everywhere in the world, that’s … Continue reading

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