The Cambridge Rules

The Football Crónicas began its world tour last night with a launch event at the Hot Numbers cafe in Cambridge. Things got off to a bit of a false start with the no-show of Peruvian author Diego Trelles Paz, stuck in Paris without a travel visa. But the book's co-editor, Jethro Soutar, and one of the book's translators, Rachael McGill, filled in, speaking about the book, translation, football and crónicas, before reading from 'The Goal-Begetting Women of the Andes' (by Marco Avilés, the crónica Rachael translated) and 'Football and Plague' (by Diego, a short story translated by Jethro). Questions from the floor then followed, from a lively audience that included several members of the Cambridge University Centre of Latin American Studies, and Christian Schwartz, a Brazilian translator (Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch being one of the books he's rendered into Portuguese). Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a good night, and to Hot Numbers for being such an excellent host.


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