April: Dutch translation is just out and book of the month on OVT radio programme.
Vorig weekend werd 'Als een vos' uitgeroepen tot Boek van de Maand in het programma OVT.
I'm thrilled with this beautifully presented translation from Athenaeum Publishers. Many thanks to the translator, Arjan Verheij.
Italian: Esser Volpe translated by Lorenzo Matteoli
When the experienced translator Lorenzo Matteoli started working on Be Like the Fox, he soon faced a problem. The book is full of quotes from Machiavelli and his contemporaries, whose language can look quite different from present-day Italian. Should Lorenzo simply translate everything into an up-to-date idiom? Or should he look up all the original Italian words, and somehow weave them into my text without losing the sense of seamless flow?
We decided to go for the second option. It wasn't easy, but came out beautifully. Esser Volpe has had a very warm welcome in the Italian press. A big thanks to Lorenzo.
'Monumental - not to be missed'- Gabriele Ottaviani