International Booker Prize judge Jeremy Tiang thinks everyone should translate

This year, Jeremy Tiang became the first Singaporean to judge the prestigious International Booker Prize. PHOTO: EDWARD HILL
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SINGAPORE - Jeremy Tiang, one of Singapore's most prolific Chinese-to-English translators, has a piece of advice for aspiring translators: Just do it.

"I have a masters in theatre - I have no translation degree," says the 45-year-old via Zoom from his home in New York.

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