Links Round-Up Apr 1-5

Readings & Discussions

Exercises in Style…and translation, to begin your week

A quarter century of correspondence between the great poets and partners in translation Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer

Nabokov on literature and life, in a rare original recording

Translation can be more creative than dull obedience to an original text, as Mary Jo Bang and Anne Carson prove

“A modernist novel with tinges of the sublime and surreal,” The Forbidden Kingdom by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff

A transformative and inspiring Haitian literary collective

John Balcom discusses his translations of Chinese literature

A new translation reintroduces a canonical Brazilian writer to English readers

Celebrate National Poetry Month with found poems based on Pulitzer winning novels

Manon Smits discusses the authors she’s translated

Interesting interview with poet and translator Ani Gjika

“An aphorism is that which remains after a painful battle with the excesses of one’s own language and experience.”

Fascinating discussion of the challenges of translating Leopardi by Tim Parks

Scott Esposito has started quite a debate on the quality of translated fiction vs American fiction. Thoughts?

“The translator as Editor,” essay by Karen Emmerich

A new story by Ersi Sotiropoulos, translated by Chris Markham and featuring a recording of the original Greek


Announcing New Vessel Press, a new e-book publisher of translated literature

“The Four Americas Rewritten,” a very exciting special issue of K1N, now available online


The Ernest Hemingway Foundation seeks a Writer in Residence

The University of Leeds seeks a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Translation Studies

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