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Graphic Novel Announcement: Alex Alice’s CASTLE IN THE STARS

We're thrilled to announce the steampunk graphic novel CASTLE IN THE STARS by Alex Alice from First Second Books.

In Translation: May Fiction and Poetry

Check out the fiction and poetry in translation hitting shelves this month.

English Language Privilege: On Translation and Culture

I speak four different languages, which opens up my literary world a whole bunch. I often think about how differently ...

In Translation: March Fiction and Poetry

Ahhhhh March. You bring with you the promise of Spring and the hope that we’ve seen the last of that ...

12 Translators on Why They Do What They Do

I’ve been interested in literary translation since I was a teenager reading Dostoyevsky, Cervantes, Mann, and Kafka for the first ...

Talking Translation With Chad Post of Open Letter Books

Recently, I asked Chad Post of Open Letter Books about the current state of literary translation. Here’s what he had ...

Queens of Crime: Norway

I’ve set off on a trip around the world—via female crime writers. First stop, canned mackerel for breakfast, fjords, and ...

Happy “Women in Translation” Month!

August is “Women in Translation Month” (#WITMonth), and we should thank Meytal Radzinski (@Biblibio) for hosting and promoting this awareness ...

In Translation: August Fiction and Poetry

Summer’s almost over and how did that happen?? Well, what better way to cheer yourself up about that fact than by ...

In Translation: July Fiction and Poetry

Comin’ atcha this month is a batch of mouth-wateringly awesome books in translation: a haunting tale from Mozambique, a fictionalized ...

In Translation: June Fiction and Poetry

It’s that time again: time to bring you a selection of some of the best translated fiction coming out this ...

The Best Translated Book Award

It’s always silly to declare a single book to be the “best,” but it’s often productive (and fun) to consider ...

Recently Translated Fiction from Asia and Africa

American readers’ burgeoning interest in foreign literature and the proliferation of small presses that publish poetry and prose in translation ...

In Translation: May Fiction and Poetry

May offers us a ton of intriguing works in translation from around the world. This month, I’m highlighting fiction from ...

Imagine Your Life Without Books in Translation

I recently read this article by Benjamin Paloff on translation, in which he argues that a translated work is superior, ...