Links Round-up April 15

New Reading

1. Adriano Spatola’s avant-garde novel “The Porthole”: trans. Cavatorta + Geller, published by Otis/Seismicity + Agincourt! http://ow.ly/4xgLv
2. Jacket is back! First issue of Jacket2, now at PennSound, features Brazilian and Chinese poetry, much more http://jacket2.org/
3. A new translation for the Maxwell House Haggadah http://ow.ly/4An7j
4. César Vallejo’s “book of thoughts” Against Professional Secrets–translated by Joseph Mulligan, out now from Roof Books http://ow.ly/4AtQT

Calls

1. The Young Translators’ Prize this year is for translators from Arabic http://ow.ly/4yb0J

Reviews

1. Michael Reynolds, editor of Europa Editions, interviewed at Boston Bibliophile http://ow.ly/4xgG4
2. As divergent as the translations: Robert Irwin on illustrations of the Arabian Nights tales http://ow.ly/4xgTS
3. Jón Kalman Stefánsson’s “Heaven and Hell”, translated by Philip Roughton, reviewed at Rain Taxi http://ow.ly/4yaY6

News

1. Japan’s delayed baseball season starts tomorrow: Sendai writer Shizuka Ijuin reports on the earthquake at WWB http://ow.ly/4xgpz
2. Congrats to Bill Porter and Sachiko Murata, translators awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for 2011! http://ow.ly/4xgD1
3. The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is out–congratulations to all! http://ow.ly/4yaVT
4. Impac prize shortlist fails fiction in translation @guardianbooks http://ow.ly/4zloO
5. New translation of Latin Mass stirs controversy http://nyti.ms/gKkQr9
6. 2010 winner Beth Fowler says Young Translators’ Prize launched her career http://ow.ly/4yXrA

Events

1. In Rochester, Bill Martin and Piotr Sommer discuss Polish poetry and translation http://ow.ly/4yb1Z
2. Greek translators Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich at the Bridge Series at McNally Jackson, NYC http://ow.ly/4z019

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About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist.
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