Links Round-Up June 24-28

Awards

Francis Jones wins the 2013 John Dryden Translation Competition: http://ow.ly/mumQp

Conversation

“Iceland has the most books per capita in the world… But what of this flood is available in English translation?” http://ow.ly/mjXE0

Mikhail Shishkin: A Reading and Conversation with his Translator Marian Schwartz: http://ow.ly/muncQ

An author and translator discuss what it means to be a Chilean writer and talk about the translation process: http://ow.ly/msREH

Could crowd-funding be a way to bring more translations across language boundaries? http://ow.ly/msRs4

Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail on being part of the global and local writing communities: http://ow.ly/mqBsv

5 Tastes of Spain for Armchair Travelers. Lisa Carter explores the world through literature in translation: http://ow.ly/mqB1g

An interesting interview on the merits of virtual web tours to promote works in translation: http://ow.ly/mqADf

Where is African literature at today? Good question! http://ow.ly/mqAei

Interview with John O’Brien of the Dalkey Archive Press on a world of literary publishing filled with pitfalls: http://ow.ly/mohw9

Will readers buy a title they can’t pronounce? http://ow.ly/mlR09

At Cairo’s first translation slam, much of the discussion centered around cultural context: http://ow.ly/mlPnU

“The more I translate the better it feels.” -Silvia Camerotto http://ow.ly/mjYFd

In Translation

“Who / am I? / He awakes. / Sucks into his lungs’ depths / the last sleepy dregs of a dumb question.” http://ow.ly/mjZTb

Magazines

cousinsdepersonne.com is a (French-language) blog that aims to promote Québec literature in France. Always worth a read!

Presses

New Vessel Press Promises Entertaining Translated Lit in English: http://ow.ly/mogAB

Reviews

A complete review of “Summertime, all the Cats are Bored”: http://ow.ly/mlQGV

Comparing My Struggle to Proust is dumb, says Conversational Reading: http://ow.ly/mlQ6p

“The project that Tavares underwent in creating the stories and the characters in The Neighborhood is staggering.” http://ow.ly/mjYem

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