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Digital Love Stories for Valentine’s Day from Africa

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Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.

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Judith Gurewich on Why Americans Don’t Read Translated Fiction

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The Daily Beast talks with Judith Gurewich about why translations are not popular in the US. Her answer: “America is a puzzle of very complicated groups.”

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Burmese Publishing Recovering from Bribery, Turmoil

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James Byrne surveys Burmese literature as it has evolved beyond mass censorship, and sees reasons for cautious optimism.

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Paid to Translate Play: The Ins and Outs of Video Game Localization

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Matt Alt explains how as video games evolved from simple amusements into a cinematic storytelling medium, translation became integral to the process.

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Saqi Books Will Once Again Be Publishing in English

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The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.

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Your Cheat Sheets to 2015’s Translated Fiction in English

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Typographical Era has produced a visual guide to 2015’s translated fiction, while Three Percent has updated its database and PEN UK surveyed its publishers.

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After Rights Struggle, Murakami Permits Bengali Translation

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The Bengali translator of Kafka on the Shore recounts the challenges of convincing Haruki Murakami and his minders to allow the translation.

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Hispabooks: Challenging Stereotypes of Spanish Literature


Hispabooks, a book publisher specialized in translating Spanish titles into English, offers an impressive selection of Spanish novels to readers around the world.

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World Editions Translates Dutch Lit for English Readers

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Veteran Dutch publisher Eric Visser launches World Editions a new translation house focused on bringing Dutch and international lit to a global readership.

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The Best Book Gift? A Hand-Translated Title

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Working in the book business can make one cynical about giving and receiving books as gifts, but the gift of a hand-translated title was a special surprise.

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