Links Round-up April 15

New Reading

1. Adriano Spatola’s avant-garde novel “The Porthole”: trans. Cavatorta + Geller, published by Otis/Seismicity + Agincourt!
2. Jacket is back! First issue of Jacket2, now at PennSound, features Brazilian and Chinese poetry, much more
3. A new translation for the Maxwell House Haggadah
4. César Vallejo’s “book of thoughts” Against Professional Secrets–translated by Joseph Mulligan, out now from Roof Books


1. The Young Translators’ Prize this year is for translators from Arabic


1. Michael Reynolds, editor of Europa Editions, interviewed at Boston Bibliophile
2. As divergent as the translations: Robert Irwin on illustrations of the Arabian Nights tales
3. Jón Kalman Stefánsson’s “Heaven and Hell”, translated by Philip Roughton, reviewed at Rain Taxi


1. Japan’s delayed baseball season starts tomorrow: Sendai writer Shizuka Ijuin reports on the earthquake at WWB
2. Congrats to Bill Porter and Sachiko Murata, translators awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for 2011!
3. The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is out–congratulations to all!
4. Impac prize shortlist fails fiction in translation @guardianbooks
5. New translation of Latin Mass stirs controversy
6. 2010 winner Beth Fowler says Young Translators’ Prize launched her career


1. In Rochester, Bill Martin and Piotr Sommer discuss Polish poetry and translation
2. Greek translators Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich at the Bridge Series at McNally Jackson, NYC

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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