The good and the bad of translation

The good:

Want to read a good translation? Check out the 2012 finalists of the Best Translated Book Awards, chosen by the University of Rochester.

The bad:

I’m not a Potter-fan, have never been, and am even less so whenever I read how Ms. Rowling and all the Potter-establishment deal with translators. Read this horror “gorilla vs translator” story by the Hebrew translator of the series.