Congratulations to Asterix and the Olympic Gemmes translated by Matthew Fitt who have been nominated in Scots Bairns’ Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Government in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Matthew Fitt of Asterix and the Olympic Gemmes translated by Matthew Fitt the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I’m juist a translator but Asterix and Obelix, as ye mibbe ken, are twa Gauls whase clachan is surroondit by Romans. They’re aye breakin oot and gaun on adventurs, traivellin tae fremmit launs, malkyin pirates alang the wey and usually end up gettin the better o Julius Caesar and pittin his fantoosh Roman neb oot o joint.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
Gettin born in Dundee.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
Itchy Coo winnin Scots Publisher o the Year in 2019
Workin wi Dalen Alba on 9 Asterix books in Scots
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Scrievin anither novel in Scots.
The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
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