Lucinda Byatt

About me

I’m a literary translator from Italian into English. I’ve translated several non-fiction titles, mainly in the fields history, art history and architecture. I also teach Renaissance Italian history and Translation to students and postgraduates at Edinburgh University.

From my website

A Saintly Twin Sister: Protectress against convulsions and storms

Scholastica was Benedict’s twin sister, and both were born in Norcia, probably around the year 480. They came from a wealthy family that is said to have lived more or less on the site of the cathedral of Norcia, named after her more famous brother.  That cathedral was damaged in…

On Samuel Johnson, Sorley McLean and Talisker Bay

Talisker House on Skye lies at the end of a long descent through Glen Oraid, probably about 5 miles beyond the turning to Carbost.  The weather on the day we visited was miraculous: sunny with brilliant colours, and not that much wind. Unlike two hundred and forty-three years ago, when…

Bestselling Authors Abroad: The Society of Authors event at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival

It’s good to be able to claim that an event is the first of its kind – not the fact that I was asked to chair it (although incidentally that was a first), but rather that this was the first talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival about translation out…

 
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