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Open Letter Book’s Chad Post on the State of Translation

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Open Letter Books publisher Chad Post talks with Caitlyn Christensen at Sampsonia Way about the contemporary literary scene, publishing and translation.

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Translating the Untranslated Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov's stories and plays remain beloved and there's a treasure trove still to be mined for translation.

The Anton Chekhov Foundation is working to produce English translations of 528 of the author’s earliest, still untranslated works.

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Hispabooks: Spain Beyond Orwell and Hemingway

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Madrid’s Hispabooks is at the vanguard of bringing modern Spanish authors and books to English-language readers.

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The Challenge of Translating Infinite Jest Into Portuguese

David Foster Wallace's magnum opus Infinite Jest has just been translated into Portuguese.

At The Millions, Glenn H. Shepard interviewed the Portuguese translator of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest about the challenges of the project.

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Who Are African Books For?

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Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions the power Western publishers have to dictate the way African books are presented to and read by the world.

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The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library”

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The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves for both the text and the design.

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Major Award to Honor African Literature Written in Kiswahili

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A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced earlier this month at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Nigeria.

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On the “Rediscovery” of Novelist John Williams

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The Los Angeles Review of Books looks at the rediscovery of the novelist John Williams, whose book, Stoner, has become a surprise global bestseller.

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National Readathon Day on January 24th!

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National Readathon Day encourages readers to sit with a book on Saturday, January 24th to help raise money for literacy efforts in the United States.

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Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez Wins $250k Carlos Fuentes Prize

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Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

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