Links Round-Up May 13-17

Apologies for the delay!


Introducing the brand new and very exciting bilingual Buenos Aires Review, presenting the best and latest work by emerging and established writers from the Americas

English PEN announces translation award and grant recipients

Madhatter’s Review presents a special translation issue with Austrian, German, and Swiss poetry, fiction, and drama

Readings & Interviews

In his delightful interview with Scott Esposito, the great Mozambican writer Mia Couto reveals the origins of his first name, among many fascinating tidbits

Writers from around the world describe the view from their windows

An interesting essay on the investigation surrounding Neruda’s death

Excellent recap of the PEN World Voices Festival Translation Slam

PEN World Voices Dispatch: A master class with Eduardo Galeano

A wonderful review of Cristina Vezzaro’s new website Authors & Translators

An excellent essay on the complexities of North Korean poetry of the State

Corinne McKay offers an insightful and honest discussion of “doing things for money vs doing things for fun”

Alison Anderson provides a well-researched indictment of the dearth of female authors in translation

Intralingo interviews illustrious French translator Edward Gauvin

A selection of Celia Dropkin’s experimental poems translated from the Yiddish from Tebot Bach Press’ forthcoming book

Stephanos Padadopoulos discusses the many challenges faced by contemporary Greek poets, with some wonderful poetry in translation!

A wonderful interview with Franco-Congolese Novelist Alain Mabanckou on the difficulty of defining an “African literature”

Raymond Sokolov discusses the troubles with Goethe in translation


Pedja Jurisic unpacks Balkan myth and misconception in Tea Obreht’s acclaimed “The Tiger’s Wife”

For your short story month, a new collection of 20th Century Russian gothic tales in translation by Muireann Maguire


Tonight, in Chicago: three outstanding writers read from their novels in Spanish, with English supertitles

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