Links Roundup January 28 to February 1, 2013


Lucien Stryk passed away last week. Here is the announcement on the website of Northern Illinois University:

That Other Word returns, enthralled by an “absolutely insane” game of literary telephone:

carte blanche is now accepting submissions for its Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 issues. Deadline is March 1, 2013:

Publishing Perspectives wants to know which language would you like to see translated more broadly into English:


Friends of ALTA are invited to visit the Facebook page: Leopoldo María Panero-fundraiser to publish English translations

Graywolf Press has decided an award-winning literary publisher needs a good website. Can you help?


Britain’s Open University is holding free seminars on Translation, Creativity, and Creative Writing:

Discover New Writing from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. Feb 22-24 in NYC:

Timothy Adès will be presenting his new translation of How to be a Grandfather at The Poetry Café in London:

If you’re going to be in Austin . . . Steven Murray and Tiina Nunnally, of MILLENNIUM TRILOGY and KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER fame, among many major titles, will be appearing in Austin on Friday, February 15, at 6p. The following day, Nunnally will lead a seminar in literary translation. Should be brilliant! For more info, go to

Translating Sex with Adriana Hunter and Polly McLean, 7 pm, March 8, in London:

Translation Talk

Finnegans Wake has become an unlikely best-seller in China:

Intralingo sets out the benefits of professional development:

Argentinian literature is going places, writes Martín Schifino:

5 Questions with publisher Marc Lowenthal of Wakefield Press

On translating Vingt mille lieues sous les mers and the treachery of translators:

“Very little is said of the mediating work of translators,” writes Tim Parks in Praise of the Language Police:

A good translator is not an interpreter, but almost a co-author, says Boris Akunin in interview:

Some reflections on working with, and serving as the English voice for, Israel’s new kingmaker, Yair Lapid:


A review of Adam in Eden, “an astonishing late work in the Fuentes bibliography”:

Three Percent finds Zambra’s Ways of Going Home a bit of a disappointment:


Application deadline is April 12, 2013, for the 2013 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation:

The first Flemish Culture Prize for translation will be awarded March 24:

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1 Response to Links Roundup January 28 to February 1, 2013

  1. Roger Greenwald says:

    Keith Donohue’s review of the late Fuentes novel, Adam in Eden, contains _one sentence_ about the translation — a backhanded compliment: “Even in translation, you can hear the influences — the famous Boom movement — where myth and history, Spanish and English, magic and realism collide.” The translator is not named. So what is this review doing in this round-up?

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