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José Saramago: a celebration

Margaret Jull Costa

‘It is hard to think of a more imaginative novelist, one whose books are so full of humour and humanity and invention.’

Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, among them Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago. In 2008, as first of a new Dedalus Euro Shorts series, she made the first-ever English translation of Julián Ayesta's Helena, or The Sea in Summer.

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