Books translated by Arianna
How would you describe yourself?
I am a very outgoing person and exuberance is an integral part of my character. I am very meticulous, vaguely verging onto OCD, which can sometimes drive people a little bit crazy!
How did you become interested in translating?
I studied languages for five years during my GCSE- and A-level equivalent in Italy, and I always thought I would like to put all this knowledge into practice. Translating seems like the perfect opportunity to do so.
What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?
I love fiction and classics, especially English, Italian and French literature, which I studied intensively at high school. I also enjoy travel literature and biographies, especially of well-known historical figures and personalities. The last book I read was Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy reading and going to the cinema – I try to go once a week to keep up with all the new releases! I also love photography, and I recently went back to 35mm film photography using my grandfather’s camera.