Links Roundup January 7 to 11, 2013


Madame Mephisto, a novel on the Polish immigrant experience, was written in English. But is it also a translation?

The age of the trade publisher is over. Discuss:

Rafa Lombardino posts on Literary Translators and Self-Publishing at Intralingo:

Interview with the chair of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction judges in 2013:

Friday links from World Literature Today:

An interview with Iraqi novelist Hadiya Hussein:

The Observer profiles a string of New York literary magazines:

It’s a bumper year in Japan as literary masterpieces enter the public domain and become free online:

How about a detailed look at the issues involved in translating Seyhan Erozçelik’s Rosestrikes and CoffeeGrinds?

The great Seamus Heaney on #translation

Welsh-language books deserve their subsidies, writes Gwyneth Lewis in the Guardian:


Asymptote is set to celebrate its 2nd anniversary with a series of worldwide readings and discussions!


Review of Dany Laferrière’s latest book, a memoir of sorts, The World is Moving Around Me:

Three Percent’s take on The Millions 2013 Book Preview:

A Complete Review of two recent books in translation by Andri Snær Magnason:

Meanwhile, the Complete Review is “underwhelmed” by The Millions 2013 Book Preview:


Estaba en el aire by Sergio Vila-Sanjuán has just won the Premio Nadal, the oldest-running Spanish novel prize:

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Features Young, Lesser-known Authors:

Submissions are open for the Best Translated Book Award (Poetry) until Jan 31:

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