Between enlightening students like me at Cardiff University or being President of the Association of Galician Studies, Dr Craig Patterson has somehow found the time to translate Eduardo Blanco Amor's 1959 classic A Esmorga, widely considered the greatest work of Galician literature. Now the translation, On A Bender, is about to be released by the Welsh publishers, Planet, starting with a launch at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Friday 30th March at 7.30.
I spoke to Craig about the book, what it means to Galicia and the process of translating:
What's not included in this clip, but that I think is a wonderful idea, is that you can follow the route set out in the book around Ourense, partaking as you go along. They even have helpful signs on the walls.
I can't wait to read it! You can buy On A Bender on Amazon here.