Paul Wilson (translator)

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Paul Wilson
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Paul Wilson (2013)
Born Paul Robert Wilson
(1941-07-03) July 3, 1941 (age 79)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Translator, writer

Paul Robert Wilson (born 3 July 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian translator and writer. In 1967 he moved to Czechoslovakia where he performed as a singer with The Plastic People of the Universe. Because he was member of this group, he was banished from Czechoslovakia in 1977.[1] This band was banned in Czechoslovakia and their recordings could not be officially released. Wilson later founded a record label Boží Mlýn and release some of their recordings in Canada.[2] He also translated many books, such as I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal, from Czech to English. He also translate works by Czech president Václav Havel.[3]

References

  1. Vaughan, David (23 June 2012). "Paul Wilson's Bohemian Rhapsodies". Radio.cz. Retrieved 9 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Machovec, Martin (2012). "Paul Wilson - Krátká biografie". pritomnost.cz. Retrieved 9 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Interview with Translator Paul Wilson". wilmatheater.org. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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