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Pierce Alquist

Pierce Alquist is a transplanted New Yorker living and working in the publishing scene in Boston. Don’t worry if she fooled you, the red hair is misleading. She’s a literature in translation devotee and reviewer and lover of small, independent presses. A voracious traveler and foodie, you can find her in her kitchen making borscht or covered in red pepper paste as she perfects her kimchi recipe.

The Only True Name: Who is Elena Ferrante?

Who is Elena Ferrante? One of the most widely-acclaimed and beloved contemporary novelists is also the most unknown.

Fall 2021 New Releases In Translation

The mornings are crisp. The days are shorter. And the fall books are here! Check out these exciting fall 2021 new releases in translation, including People From My Neighborhood.

2021 Booker Prize Winner Announced

Honoring the finest works of fiction from around the world, the Booker Prize has announced its 2021 winner is The Promise by Damon Galgut.

2021 Nobel Prize Literature Winner Announced

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature to the Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah.

2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Chosen from 158 novels, this year’s shortlist is comprised of 6 novels that span the globe. The winner will be announced on November 3rd.

Hot Summer 2021 New Releases by Women in Translation

It’s another great summer for books by women in translation. Exciting debuts, literary thrillers, and so much more, including The Woman in the Purple Skirt.

2021 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

This year’s Booker Prize longlist is comprised of 13 novels that span the globe, with notable authors like Kazuo Ishiguro and Rachel Cusk.

20 Must-Read Japanese Books by Women in Translation

Grow your works in translation reading list with Japanese books by women in translation, including Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami, Translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd.

2021 International Booker Prize Winner Announced

Honoring the finest works of translated fiction, the Booker International Prize has announced its 2021 winner, At Night All Blood Is Black.

2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Honoring the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, the International Booker Prize has announced its 2021 shortlist.