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Adaptation is a form of translation, and all acts of translation have to deal with untranslatable spots. Sometimes late at night I'll get an email from a translator asking for permission to change a pun in one of my novels, or to substitute an idiomatic phrase with something plainer. My response is usually the same: you are the one with the knowledge of the 'into' language so do what works. ...
He and Japanese-born wife KA Yoshida have an autistic child, and in 2013 they translated a book written by an autistic, 13-year-old Japanese boy into English.