Links Roundup, April 29 – May 3


The ALTA Newsletter, hot off the press!

Announcing a new book: MEDITATIONS ON GEORGES DE LA TOUR, by Paal-Helge Haugen, tr. Roger Greenwald “…inhabit the ‘charged stillness’ at the heart of being.” –Karen Solie

Apply for a Max Geilinger Translation Grant – funding and a stay in Switzerland await.

Subscribe to the Banff Centre blog, Made in Banff, and you might just win a prize.



“Pavlov skillfully navigates the razor-thin gap between dark comedy and tragedy,” says Christopher Tauchen.

Yet another review of László Krasznahorkai’s “Satantango” (tr. George Szirtes).

“Negrón is an incredibly gifted writer,” Camila Santos reviews Suzanne Jill Levine’s translation of “Mundo Cruel.”

“Merwin honors his fellow poets […] in his […] translations,” Grant Barber on the great W. S. Merwin.

The longevity of Aase Berg’s “Transfer Fat” is incredible, and rightly so.


Readings & Discussions

“I don’t understand why rice must survive ahead of those who are crawling toward death.”

Arabic translator Marilyn Booth insists, “the writer’s voice must always be honoured!”

“The reasons for their poverty / Are on display / In every street / In every alley”

Translation business is booming for the Yiddish Book Center. Listen to their latest podcast here:

The May issue of Words Without Borders has just been published, and it looks quite interesting.

“Forget blaming publishers. The real culprits are reviewers.”

“Translators don’t often get a lot of recognition so it seems important to privately recognize the work they do.”

Susan Bernofsky: “What I Learned at the 2013 London Book Fair.”

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