KATHERINE MANSFIELD translated into French! Katherine would have been so pleased. It's my dear Provencal friend, Brisou Buis, who accomplished it. I tried to convince her to read Proust so we could talk about it over a morning tisane or an evening glass of wine, but she said she'd prefer to translate my novel. And she did it!
When Brisou and I converse, she in English and me in French, we understand each other. But for her to translate my words and Katherine's into French took great determination and patience.
In September, I will join her at her 16th Century hameau in southern France. We will sit on the sunny terrace near an ancient walnut tree and raise our glasses to Katherine Mansfield - our muse.