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Meet the Writers
Umberto Eco, author of classics like The Name of the Rose and The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, told us about having his words translated for readers around the globe. "When the translator is intelligent, he is able to explain you even in a language you don't know," he reflects. "Sometimes the translator discovers aspects of your text that you ignored. The text is frequently more intelligent than its author."