Links Round-Up Sep 16-20

Readings & Reviews

A “mimodrama” for your morning by Albert Camus in translation by Ryan Bloom http://ow.ly/236X5p

A novella by Tahar Ben Jelloun translated from the French by Dr. Rita Nezami in this week’s New Yorker http://ow.ly/oUE0x

Zang Di’s tribute to Seamus Heaney, translated from the Chinese by Eleanor Goodman http://ow.ly/23bGTQ

A complex novel by Carlos Rojas in translation by Edith Grossman treats Lorca’s last days http://ow.ly/23gAKp

 

Interviews & Resources 

Roger Greenwald demystifies rights, royalties, and contracts for translators as they pertain to ebooks http://ow.ly/22UNrh

Roger Greenwald on rights, contracts, and e-books part 2 http://ow.ly/23gzeG

Juan Gabriel Vasquez talks about the city that inspired his recent acclaimed novel “The Sound of Things Falling” http://ow.ly/236Y1p

“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 http://ow.ly/238G36

An excellent interview with Argentine writer Patricio Pron on the diversity of influences in Latin American literature and his own work http://ow.ly/237Woa

Wonderful interview with Goncalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes http://ow.ly/237XdX

Juan Pablo Villalobos discusses the challenges of translation among other topics in this podcast http://ow.ly/23nE3Z

 

Events & Announcements

Don’t miss this stellar symposium hosted by Susan Bernofsky & Esther Allen featuring contributors to their recent book next Friday 9/27 http://ow.ly/233lS9

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. http://ow.ly/oZn75

A new publishing house aims to bring translations from Arabic and Kurdish to the U.S. http://ow.ly/23mbFo

 

Opportunities

The Americas Latino Book Awards is still accepting submissions of books published between 2011-2013 in English or Spanish through October 1 http://ow.ly/22UQNy

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