Links Roundup January 7 to 11, 2013

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Madame Mephisto, a novel on the Polish immigrant experience, was written in English. But is it also a translation? http://ow.ly/gFP8V

The age of the trade publisher is over. Discuss: http://ow.ly/gJsw4

Rafa Lombardino posts on Literary Translators and Self-Publishing at Intralingo: http://ow.ly/gFOr4

Interview with the chair of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction judges in 2013: http://ow.ly/gJrTE

Friday links from World Literature Today: http://ow.ly/gJrpY

An interview with Iraqi novelist Hadiya Hussein: http://ow.ly/gFQ4X

The Observer profiles a string of New York literary magazines: http://ow.ly/gDxmz

It’s a bumper year in Japan as literary masterpieces enter the public domain and become free online: http://ow.ly/gDxd4

How about a detailed look at the issues involved in translating Seyhan Erozçelik’s Rosestrikes and CoffeeGrinds? http://ow.ly/gBpYk

The great Seamus Heaney on #translationhttp://ow.ly/gBp56

Welsh-language books deserve their subsidies, writes Gwyneth Lewis in the Guardian: http://ow.ly/gBcLA

News

Asymptote is set to celebrate its 2nd anniversary with a series of worldwide readings and discussions! http://ow.ly/gC1Rn

Reviews

Review of Dany Laferrière’s latest book, a memoir of sorts, The World is Moving Around Me: http://ow.ly/gJsas

Three Percent’s take on The Millions 2013 Book Preview: http://ow.ly/gDvRg

A Complete Review of two recent books in translation by Andri Snær Magnason: http://ow.ly/gDwRl

Meanwhile, the Complete Review is “underwhelmed” by The Millions 2013 Book Preview: http://ow.ly/gDwFr

Prizes

Estaba en el aire by Sergio Vila-Sanjuán has just won the Premio Nadal, the oldest-running Spanish novel prize:http://ow.ly/gFS2s

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Features Young, Lesser-known Authors: http://ow.ly/gFQao

Submissions are open for the Best Translated Book Award (Poetry) until Jan 31: http://ow.ly/gFPEV

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