Links Roundup, August 13 to 17


On Translation

Translationista on translating Pussy Riot (a volunteer effort thanks to social media):

Ah, the life of a freelance literary translator (battles against angle-grinders included):

An ABC of Translating Poetry:

This week’s Translation Roundup from Words Without Borders:

Bahaa Taher on Translating Books to Radio:

Sarah Irving recently found herself co-translating a short story. She writes about the process:

5 Questions for Martin Chalmers on translating “December” by Alexander Kluge:

Prizes & Awards

22 entries for 2012 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation:

The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are proud to announce award winners for contributions over the past year:

Schools & Courses

A Swiss symposium for literary translators will be held on September 14:

Wow! Watch sessions online from the 2012 London Book Fair’s Literary Translation Centre:

New translations from the 2012 BCLT Summer School:

Find out more about the Use your language, Use your English project here:

This translator spent an unforgettable week on a translation residency in France:

Publishing News

“An estimated 80% of the best-selling books sold in China involve privately owned companies”:


World Literature Today reviews David Bellos’ Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

World Literature Today gives its 2 cents on The Cyclist Conspiracy, Svetislav Basara’s novel (trans. Randall A. Major):

A new wwborders book review: Carlos Fuentes’s “Vlad”, by Heather Cleary:

A review of Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos, tr. Rosalind Harvey (And Other Stories, 2011):

Matthew Tiffany on Thrown into Nature over at Critical Flame:

Two new reviews at Three Percent: As Though She Were Sleeping ( and Maidenhair (

Pierce Alquist on Rómulo Gallegos’s Doña Barbara, translated from the Spanish by Robert Malloy:

Life is Short and Desire Endless by Patrick Lapeyre (translated by Adriana Hunter):

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