Links Roundup, March 18 – 22


Call for participants: CETRA 2013 Research Summer School

Job Opening: Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies

Hear Maidenhair author Mikhail Shishkin and translator Marian Schwartz in San Francisco on April 4.

The journal Inventory is seeking submissions for its fourth issue (deadline June 1).

Check out the Powell River International Translators Conference, September 12 – 15.

Registration is now open for the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters 26th annual conference.



Mythili G. Rao reviews Yoko Ogawa (“the next Haruki Murakami”).

“I need to be very hungry to write.” And just see what Amélie Nothomb has written.

“The translation achieves a few moments of absolute genius,” Madeleine LaRue reviews Nikolai Leskov.

Emily Davis explores the reality of César Aira.

“Hutchins has produced an excellent translation,” Lili Sarayrah reviews Thani Al-Suwaidi’s “The Diesel.”


Readings & Discussions

“Authors & Translators” is a new blog that explores the unique interplay between, well, authors and translators.

You don’t see this every day, an excerpt from Tedi López Mills’ novel in verse, “Death on Rúa Augusta.”

Czesław Miłosz as California Poet, an intriguing proposition.

“i can’t, despite great effort, distinguish the trivial from the vital,” poetry in translation from the Brooklyn Rail.

Two New Translations of Iraqi Poet Ahmad Matar.

Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer discuss so many things, including a little translation.

“There must be a chasm between languages into which all words tumble.” Celan Reads Japanese.

Ottilie Mulzet on translating the work of Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

“In forgetting the emergence of the poem I was also producing the conditions for its remembrance.” – Peter Minter

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