“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” now in Czech in the Oct. 2010 issue of Pevnost

Just got my contrib. copies of the October ’10 issue of Pevnost with “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” reprinted in Czech:

Pevnost Oct. 2010 issue

This marks my first Czech language publication, and I learned something interesting.  Female and male surnames take different forms, and they modify foreign female surnames by appending them with “ová.”  So my byline in Pevnost is “Eugie Fosterová.”

When I first saw it, I thought they’d misspelled my name. But then I noticed that Stephanie Meyer was listed as “Stephanie Meyerová,” and a bit of Googling showed that they refer to the U.S. Secretary of State as Hilary Clintonová and the First Lady as Michelle Obamaová.

I’m not sure how I feel about having my name modified. On the one hand, it’s an integral part of the Czech language. But on the other, it’s my name, my byline, my trademark, y’know?

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2 Responses to “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest” now in Czech in the Oct. 2010 issue of Pevnost

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  2. Janice Clark says:

    Just think of the name addition as a title like Mrs/Miss/Ms only it’s appended instead of preceding. Congrats on yet another translation.

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