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.

A New National Book Award and Another Strike for the New York Times

The National Book Awards add an award for work in translation, and the New York Times coverage of the announcement is not great.

Spring 2018 New Releases: Food and Cookbooks

Prepare yourself for some particularly droolworthy upcoming food and cookbook releases this spring!

Literary Tourism: Boston

Take a trip through the literary streets of Boston.

3 Women in Translation to Add to Your TBR Pile

Looking to add more women in translation titles to your TBR piles? Check out these three international authors.

Foodie Books to Pair With Holiday Meal Prep

Cookbooks, cultural histories about American cuisine, wine and more!

MEMOIRS OF A POLAR BEAR Wins Inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

The first-ever Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded to Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky.

10 Memoirs By Women in the Culinary World

Memoirs by famous female chefs, food critics, and restaurant owners.

3 Books in Translation for Fans of THE HANDMAID’S TALE

If you loved Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, you'll want to pick up these three works in translation.