Links Round-Up Aug 5-9

Readings
New short fiction by Cesar Aira in translation by Alfred Mac Adam http://ow.ly/20Dih1

Words Without Borders’ August issue is here, with a focus on Brazil http://ow.ly/20DmPo

A powerful poem by Kiril Medvedev in translation by Keith Gessen with Isabel Lane http://ow.ly/20DptT

A poignant discussion of bilingualism http://ow.ly/20LRMO

A commercial translator’s perspective on her foray into literary translation http://ow.ly/nIJh6

A poetry portfolio by Yolanda Castano, multiple translators http://ow.ly/20OO8Y

The depths and heights of translating (and interpreting).http://www.buenosairesreview.org/2013/08/good-enough-for-jesus/

Is it part of the professional translator’s role to act as cultural ambassador? Food for thought http://ow.ly/20SZ6a

Interviews
Ilya Kaminsky interviews Ghassan Zaqtan & his translator Fady Joudah on the Poetry Foundation’s podcast http://ow.ly/20DfWR

Esther Allen & Susan Bernofsky Eds. of the new collection “In Translation” tackle all kinds of fascinating topics http://ow.ly/20DjIm

Slavic language translator Will Firth sees himself as more of a philologist http://ow.ly/nKYmw

Basim al-Ansar discusses Iraqi and Arabic poetry, and poetry’s global elite audience http://ow.ly/20SZSo

Reviews
Chad W. Post says Joao Almino’s “Book of Emotions” is your prototypical Dalkey Archive book-but we like DA don’t we? http://ow.ly/20DkxS

The Complete Review assesses Pedro Mairal’s “The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra,” New Vessel Press’ first release http://ow.ly/20DmaC

Natsuo Kirino retells Japan’s creation myth from the woman’s perspective in “The Goddess Chronicle,” translated by Rebecca Copeland http://ow.ly/nIKvv

Goliarda Sapienza’s tome “The Art of Joy” now available in English translation by Anne Milano Appel http://ow.ly/20OQnv

“While one could place this under the subgenre of fiction about the [Colombian] War on Drugs, [Juan Gabriel Vasquez’s] ‘The Sound of Things Falling’ would be a peculiar entry” for its relative lack of violence http://ow.ly/nL0dA

News and Announcements
PEN International announces the longlist for the inaugural New Voices award http://ow.ly/20Dnkc

Sobering news from the Brazilian publishing industry http://ow.ly/20Dojb

Don’t forget to send us your announcements for the ALTA Newsletter due Aug 15th! http://ow.ly/nN9gp

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