Links Round-up, Mar 11

New Reading

  1. Have you checked out the March/April issue of World Literature Today yet? If not, why not?
  2. Zangak-97 Publishing House recently printed a collection of 35 translations of one story, “The Hands,” by Elda Grin:
  3. US Catholic Bishops release new Bible translation. It’s also available for the iPad:


  1. Orhan Pamuk’s literary criticism: The Naive and Sentimental Novelist, trans. Nazim Dikbas, reviewed at the Irish Times
  2. Lev Loseff’s Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life, trans. Jane Ann Miller, reviewed at the Independent
  3. Have you taken a peek at the new issue of the Quarterly Conversation yet? Reviews of translated works aplenty:

News & Commentary

  1. Oh, the joys of translating idioms. At Booktrust
  2. From Publishing Perspectives: Arabic & Hebrew: The Politics of Literary Translation:
  3. A brief discussion of the state of Chinese literature in English translation:
  4. CS Lewis’ translation of the Aeneid, believed to have been lost to a three-day bonfire, resurfaces half a decade later:
  5. Download an audio recording of Ali Smith’s 2011 Sebald Lecture, “Loosed in Translation”:
  6. A profile of English>Armenian (it’s a rare combination) literary translator Aram Arsenyan:
  7. A discussion of the tradition of team translation at Harvard:
  8. Translationista: David Bellos on “Tranglish,” an “almost invisible” hybrid of US/UK English that “offends nobody”:
  9. What role do book fairs & cultural institutions play in the international perception of a country? Over @pubperspectives


  1. Susan Bernofsky reports back on the first of the Bridge Series readings in NYC:
  2. April’s London Book Fair will focus on contemporary Russian literature in English translation:
  3. Live “rude word” translation slam in London tomorrow night! “DANGEROUS TRANSLATIONS: Erotic, Exotic or Downright Rude?”

Calls & Opportunities

  1. Registration is now open for the BCLT international literary translation Summer School in Norwich, England:

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