The Unending Journey - Translation

Mar. 26 2020
Ian Thomas Shaw
New Publication

Over the last year, I have devoted some time to translation from Spanish to English, French to English and French to German. The first fruit of this effort is my translation from Spanish of El Viaje Interminable by José del Pozo Artigas. Editorial Mapalé, an Ottawa-based Spanish, English and French publisher, launched the novel in Spanish in 2019 and as of yesterday in English. The Unending Journey chronicles forty years in the life of Marcos Morales, a Chilean intellectual who flees to Canada to escape the brutality of the Pinochet dictatorship. In Montreal, he struggles to re-establish himself professionally while plagued by the guilt of leaving others to carry on the resistance to the new regime.

Here is the link to the July 31, 2020 virtual book launch of The Unending Journey. The book launch was moderated by Beatriz Hausner, past president of the Literary Translators Association of Canada.