Robin Patterson translates from Portuguese and is currently working on his first book-length translation, Nosso Musseque by the Angolan novelist José Luandino Vieira, to be published by Dedalus Books. He is a member of the And Other Stories Portuguese reading group and has translated samples for a number of publishers, authors and literary agencies. Robin has participated in several literary translation summer schools and was mentored by Margaret Jull Costa as part of the British Centre for Literary Translation’s 2013 mentorship programme. He once lived with a couple of ardent Arsenal fans in the shadows of the old Highbury stadium and so considers himself an honorary Gooner, at least when they’re winning.
Robin Patterson translated ‘Congressman Romário: Big Fish in the Aquarium’ (‘Peixe no aquário’) by Clara Becker for The Football Crónicas.