Links Round-up April 1

New Reading

1. “Fire Wind” by Peruvian poet Yván Yauri, translated by Nicholas Rattner and Marta del Pozo, out from Ugly Duckling http://ow.ly/4o2TS
2. Tavern Books publishes Leonardo Sinisgalli, translated by W. S. Di Piero http://ow.ly/4oo0x
3. Check out Spring Breeze by Hubert Haddad, trans. by Louise Rogers Lalaurie at The Guardian:
http://ow.ly/4oCNM
4. New Words Without Borders out! Writing from Quebec: http://wordswithoutborders.org/
5. Is “Poisson d’Avril” one of the “real recipes from the imagined island” of Tre-Mang? A faux-translation cookbook! http://tre-mang.com/

Reviews, Interviews and Articles

1. Geoff Wisner revisits Mahfouz’s “Adrift on the Nile” at WWB http://ow.ly/4exmv
2. Megan McDowell interviews Alejandro Zambra, whose “Private Life of Trees” she translated http://ow.ly/4o2c6
3. Translators offer recommendations on reviewing translations, at Words Without Borders http://ow.ly/4o2pb
4. The insightful Michael Silverblatt interviews Carlos Fuentes on “Bookworm” (in two parts) http://ow.ly/4ookH
5. New Reading the World Podcast featuring Martha Collins: http://ow.ly/4oSii
6. Daniel Hahn, translator from Portuguese and Spanish, interviewed on Poeboes podcast http://ow.ly/4oozS
7. Funeral for a Dog by Thomas Pletzinger trans. Ross Benjamin at NYT: http://ow.ly/4pX9f Also, read about the actual trans: http://ow.ly/4pXbq
8. “Who Would Dare?” from Bolaño’s Between Parentheses (trans. Wimmer), at NYReview blog http://ow.ly/4qqCo
9. The Nation considers the work of Juan José Saer http://ow.ly/4qrvA
10. Read reviews of the 5 poetry finalists for the Best Translated Book Award at Three Percent http://ow.ly/4qrVt
11. As background to the Big Read of Perec’s Life A User’s Manual, Scott Esposito lists essential Oulipo works in English http://ow.ly/4qs8L

Calls

1. Check out the new magazine Rowboat: Poetry in Translation. And submit! http://www.rowboatmagazine.com/
2. Apply by Friday 4/1 for Summer Translation Institute (Japanese, Russian, Arabic) at Western Michigan U. http://ow.ly/4nu5K
3. The University of New Orleans offers a workshop in literary translation, this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2-29 http://ow.ly/4oSvg

Events

1. Christian Hawkey and Susan Bernofsky discuss translation, tonight at NYU Deutsches Haus http://ow.ly/4oo2S
2. Paolo Giordano, author of Strega Prize winning “Solitude of Prime Numbers,” Mon 4 April in NYC http://ow.ly/4ooyL
3. Kjell Espmark, poet and Nobel committee member, reading/discussion c/o Marick Press next Thurs 4/7 in Grosse Pointe, MI http://ow.ly/4qpM3
4. Thomas Teal, translator of Tove Jansson, next Fri 4/8 at Harvard Bookstore http://www.harvard.com/event/thomas_teal/

News

1. “The world needs more good translations!”: a look at the new press Calypso Editions http://ow.ly/4oo7U
2. Rick Gekoski, Man Booker International judge, describes the “damnable task” of coming up with the 13-author shortlist http://ow.ly/4qqSl

This entry was posted in Links Round-up and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s