Links Round-Up June 17

New Reading

  1. 1st direct translation of Stanislaw Lem’s “Solaris” published as audio/e-book, translated by ALTA’s Bill Johnston!
  2. The Spring 2011 issue of the Chicago Review features New Italian Writing:

Reviews & Interviews

  1. Oh Canada! Reviewing translations & poetry in the mainstream press! C.f. This review of Louise Dupré & Liedewy Hawke:
  2. Turkish Poet Ahmet Uysal reminds us a “breeze sings to me in all languages at once.” Silk Road Review
  3. John Ashberry’s translation of Rimbaud’s “Illuminations,” reviewed by Lydia Davis in yesterday’s NYT Book Review:


  1. Hey, Albuquerque! Join award-winning translators Tina Nunnally & Steven Murray for a talk at Alamosa Books on July 10:

Essays & Articles

  1. A report on the translation symposium at the happening-right-now Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam:
  2. Susan Bernofsky on whether or not to bring up quibbles with a translator’s choices when reviewing a translated work:
  3. An article about the Arabic-to-English text of this year’s Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize:
  4. The International Festival of Authors announces Found in Translation, programming on “the art of literary translation”:
  5. “The Pleasures & Perils of Creative Translation,” an essay by James Campbell in the New York Times:


  1. Eugen-Helmlé Translation Prize goes to Holger Fock & Sabine Müller for their work from French:
  2. The Austrian State Prizes for Literary Translation will go to Adan Kovacsics and Johann Strutz:
  3. Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak win this year’s “Found in Translation” prize for Wisława Szymborska’s “Here”:

About Erica Mena

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