In memoriam
Karlos del Olmo


Two members of the Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language (Euskal Itzultzaile, Zuzentzaile eta Interpreteen Elkartea, EIZIE) died in 2017: Iñaki Beristain (1947-2017) and Andoni Lekuona (1932-2017). Both were long ago named honorary members of the association as a way of recognizing and honoring the work they carried out in more difficult times in translation from and into Basque. Iñaki Beristain primarily translated religious texts, and although Andoni Lekuona translated all sorts of texts, he is best known for his translations of poems and songs from other languages into Basque.