On the Edge of the Road: an Interview with Jon Kortazar
Karlos del Olmo


An interview with Jon Kortazar Uriarte, who has carried out many scientific, critical, pedagogical and promotional activities concerning literature written in Basque in the 20th and 21st centuries, and is also associated in various ways with translation and with EIZIE (Euskal Itzultzaile, Zuzentzaile eta Interpre-teen Elkartea, the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language). In addition to reviewing his career, he reflects in this interview on the dissemination of literature written in Basque, on the problems that arise in transmitting this literature to the rest of the world, and on his strong ties with an appropriate policy on translation, among other topics. Jon Kortazar offers his inestimable testimony together with the story of an important part of Basque culture at the end of the previous century and the beginning of the present one.