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Catbird Press Mourns the Passing of Two of Its Translators,
Peter Kussi and Michael Henry Heim
For Catbird, Peter Kussi not only translated Karel PoláČek's wonderful novel What Ownership's All About,
and edited Toward the Radical Center: A Karel Čapek Reader. He also read and advised on most of
Catbird's Czech-into-English translations, and taught and mentored many of our translators.
He was an essential part of Catbird Press, and we will miss him dearly.
Michael Heim donated to Catbird his translation of Karel Čapek's Talks with T. G. Masaryk,
a very important oral biography about the founder of Czechoslovakia.
The book had been translated in the 1930s, but the translation was bowdlerized and poorly done.
Michael also mentored many young Czech-into-English translators, and supported
literary translation in many other ways. He too will be dearly missed.
memory of Peter Kussi, Catbird is making his
What Ownership's All About available free
in three digital formats, EPub, Kindle, and PDF.
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