‘We’re all taxed resource-wise,’ says Chad W. Post. But as he receives the Ottaway Award, he says he’s optimistic about the state of literature in translation.
At its fundraising gala this autumn, the nonprofit organization behind the magazine ‘Words Without Borders’ will honor the University of Rochester’s Chad Post for his longtime leadership in the American translation and publishing community.
Alex Zucker, translator and co-chair of the Translation Committee at PEN, wonders whether more focus on fewer translations would help the books sell better.
Will Evans on the of his Dallas-based publishing house, Deep Vellum Press, and his intention to turn American readers into a community of translation lovers.
In 2012 AmazonCrossing published more works of fiction and poetry in translation in the US than any other press except for Dalkey Archive, and is tops so far this year.
The fiction longlist for the 2013 Best Translated Book Awards, organized by Open Letter Books, includes 23 books from 15 publishers, representing 19 countries and 13 languages.
Scars is a beautifully-structured lesson in humility and perspective, accented with sparkling, if dark, humor.
Poetry: Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry Fiction: Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal Each winning author and translator will receive a $5,000 prize sponsored by Amazon.com From the press release: April 29, 2011 — The winning titles and translators for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards …
By Ed Nawotka Chad Post, frequent contributor and friend to Publishing Perspectives, has announced the finalists for the third year of the Best Translated Book Awards. As always, it’s a cheat sheet for some of the very best foreign literature you can read in English. The list is also notable for the absence of any titles from Big Six publishers, …
By Dennis Abrams It really shouldn’t work at all — Matias Énard’s Zone. This novel, the story of Francis Servain Mirkovic, fighter in the Balkan Wars, spy, and amateur historian, traveling from Milan to Rome by train, carrying a briefcase filled with names, photos, and information about the violent history of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean – the “Zone,” as …
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