Links Round-Up May 7

New Reading

  1. Words Without Borders May issue is out, featuring writing from Afghanistan: http://ow.ly/4L7MP
  2. Big Bridge 15 is out, and big on translations: http://ow.ly/4KLIZ
  3. Excerpt of Vladimir Sorokin’s Ice Trilogy trans. Jamey Gambrell at the NYT Books site: http://ow.ly/4L7Gk
  4. New issue of Two Lines out, with two featured pieces online: http://ow.ly/4LZK2

Interviews, Reviews, Articles

  1. Jonathan Blitzer interviews Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga http://ow.ly/4L7WC
  2. “Translation is not my poetry bag, but occasionally, I need some fun.” Wanda Cole on the difficulties of translation http://ow.ly/4L7jl

Events

  1. If you’re in the Amherst, MA area Peter Filkins and Ruth Franklin will talk about The Holocaust in Translation on May 3 http://ow.ly/4KLFT

News

  1. 1. The Best Translated Book Award Fiction winner: The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson trans. from Swedish by Thomas Teal http://ow.ly/4L6DO
  2. The Best Translated Book Award Poetry winner: Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things, trans. from the Slovenian by Brian Henry http://ow.ly/4L6GF

Calls

  1. Application deadline for the certificate in literary translation at the University of Illinois is May 15: http://ow.ly/4KPD4
  2. Salamander Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction in translation for a special all-fiction issue (Spring 2012). Please e-mail submissions to peterlahey@gmail.com
  3. Asymptote international journal of literature is open for submissions of literature in translation until June 1: http://ow.ly/4OFI7
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