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August 1, 2018
Thomas Melle in Seoul ― and Social Translating at the Seoul International Book Fair

June 2018 was a special month for the Merck Social Translating Project for several reasons. For one, Thomas Melle, author of “The World at Your Back,” came to Seoul for the first time. Alongside Ki-Sook Lee, he also presented the first major result of the Merck Social Translating Project: the Korean translation of his book, which was published by the Solbitkil publishing house in June 2018.

  • They had already had frequent meetings online, but they met in person for the first time at the Seoul International Book Fair: Thomas Melle, author of the translated book, and the Korean translator Ki-Sook Lee. Photo: Merck Korea
    They had already had frequent meetings online, but they met in person for the first time at the Seoul International Book Fair: Thomas Melle, author of the translated book, and the Korean translator Ki-Sook Lee.
  • On the podium at the Seoul International Book Fair they discussed… Photo: Merck Korea
    On the podium at the Seoul International Book Fair they discussed…
  • … their experiences with the Merck Social Translating Project. Photo: Merck Korea
    … their experiences with the Merck Social Translating Project.
  • Their conversation was moderated by Bu-Han Yoon of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    Their conversation was moderated by Bu-Han Yoon of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.
  • The exchange on the e-Book platform not only influenced Ki-Sook Lee’s translation process… Photo: Merck Korea
    The exchange on the e-Book platform not only influenced Ki-Sook Lee’s translation process…
  • … but also allowed the author, Thomas Melle, to gain new perspectives about his own book. Photo: Merck Korea
    … but also allowed the author, Thomas Melle, to gain new perspectives about his own book.
  • For his second appearance, Thomas Melle came to the Goethe-Institut to present “The World at Your Back” to a Korean audience. Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    For his second appearance, Thomas Melle came to the Goethe-Institut to present “The World at Your Back” to a Korean audience.
  • Dr. Marla Stukenberg, Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia, welcomed the audience and guests to a bilingual reading of “The World at Your Back.“ Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    Dr. Marla Stukenberg, Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia, welcomed the audience and guests to a bilingual reading of “The World at Your Back.“
  • Thomas Melle… Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    Thomas Melle…
  • … and Ki-Sook Lee read from the German original and the Korean translation of “The World at Your Back.” Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    … and Ki-Sook Lee read from the German original and the Korean translation of “The World at Your Back.”
  • Their conversation afterwards was moderated by Prof. Yun-Yeong Choi of Seoul National University. Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    Their conversation afterwards was moderated by Prof. Yun-Yeong Choi of Seoul National University.
  • After the reading, readers could have their copies of “The World at Your Back” signed by the author. Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    After the reading, readers could have their copies of “The World at Your Back” signed by the author.
  • From left to right: Young Do (Head of the Solbitkil publishing house), Dr. Marla Stukenberg (Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia), Thomas Melle, Ki-Sook Lee, Glenn Young (Managing Director of Merck Korea), and Marilen Daum (Head of the Information Service of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia) Photo: Goethe-Institut Korea/Hyundong Ju
    From left to right: Young Do (Head of the Solbitkil publishing house), Dr. Marla Stukenberg (Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia), Thomas Melle, Ki-Sook Lee, Glenn Young (Managing Director of Merck Korea), and Marilen Daum (Head of the Information Service of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia)

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