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Imagination 2023 – Translation Panel

Come meet author Sylvain Neuvel and translator Michel Teixeira!


April 13, 2023
20:00 - 21:30
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Are you curious about the world of literary translation? Wonder no more, this panel will answer your questions! Join author Sylvain Neuvel and translator Michel Teixeira as they discuss literature, translation, language peculiarities, and the ins and outs of their respective jobs.

They will notably talk about Neuvel’s book Sleeping Giants, which Teixeira translated into Portuguese.


Photo Credit: Danila Razykov

Sylvain Neuvel (he/him) dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. He absolutely loves toys; his girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). His debut, Sleeping Giants, was described by NPR as “one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”


Photo Credit: Flávia Assis

Freelance translator since 2005, Michel Teixeira (he/him) is specialized in fiction and non-fiction books, marketing and videogame localization, and transcreation. He has completed hundreds of projects for Brazilian publishing houses and global LSPs, including editing, translating, and reviewing best-selling books; MMORPG, eSports, and indie games; and marketing and advertising content. He has an M.A. in Language Studies with a concentration in Language, Sense, and Translation at the Pontifical Catholic University. Guest lecturer at Estacio de Sá university, he is also the creator of an online course on Videogame Localization.


This event is held in partnership with Québec, Ville de littérature UNESCO.

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