Links Round-Up Sep 16-20

Readings & Reviews

A “mimodrama” for your morning by Albert Camus in translation by Ryan Bloom

A novella by Tahar Ben Jelloun translated from the French by Dr. Rita Nezami in this week’s New Yorker

Zang Di’s tribute to Seamus Heaney, translated from the Chinese by Eleanor Goodman

A complex novel by Carlos Rojas in translation by Edith Grossman treats Lorca’s last days


Interviews & Resources 

Roger Greenwald demystifies rights, royalties, and contracts for translators as they pertain to ebooks

Roger Greenwald on rights, contracts, and e-books part 2

Juan Gabriel Vasquez talks about the city that inspired his recent acclaimed novel “The Sound of Things Falling”

“Translation is similar to journalism in that you are entering other people’s worlds and trying to make sense of them in your own language.” -Nick Caistor

An excellent interview with Argentine writer Patricio Pron on the diversity of influences in Latin American literature and his own work

Wonderful interview with Goncalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes

Juan Pablo Villalobos discusses the challenges of translation among other topics in this podcast


Events & Announcements

Don’t miss this stellar symposium hosted by Susan Bernofsky & Esther Allen featuring contributors to their recent book next Friday 9/27

Nancy Naomi Carlson (French), Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (Persian), Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka (Polish), Yvette Neisser Moreno (Spanish), and Katherine E. Young (Russian) to present poetry in translation at Washington D.C. panel event.

A new publishing house aims to bring translations from Arabic and Kurdish to the U.S.



The Americas Latino Book Awards is still accepting submissions of books published between 2011-2013 in English or Spanish through October 1

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