[LMB] (news and chat) Italian Interview
Lois McMaster Bujold
lbujold at myinfmail.com
Mon May 15 17:25:39 BST 2006
An Italian journalist has done an interview of me, now up on the web
in the original English and the Italian translation.
He also writes: "If you take a look to the second site, you'll see that
main page is temporarily occupied by your
original interview in English. This portal will soon be organised as a
true mirror of the Italian one,
I mean in the graphic way. Interviews and articles will though be original.
Next days your interview will also be published by the site
which is the first Italian web resource for science fiction. ...
By which I gather this stuff will shift around and be replaced by
newer articles in due course.
The Web is really cracking the information and language barriers
between countries; my foreign publishing used always to be rather a
blank to me. I would get an offer and eventually a contract through my
agent, sign it, and some years later author's copies of the books in
question might or might not show up, and that was it. Now I not only
get e-mail from English-savvy foreign fans, but I get a peek at the
publishers as well through their websites -- I'm thinking of the French
comics site someone spotted for me the other day, ferex, which will
eventually be doing the _The Warrior's Apprentice_ graphic novelization:
Now, instead of just being a mysterious or daunting name on a
contract, the company has a whole personality.
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