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NTA Longlist: The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith (New York Review Books) Donald Nicholson-Smith brings the violence, humor, and social satire of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Mad and the Bad into a no-nonsense English that perfectly suits … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck translated by Susan Bernofsky

End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky (New Directions) In a dreamlike series of five “books,” The End of Days addresses the question of what if a baby who died in the early twentieth century had lived … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: New Waw, Saharan Oasis by Ibrahim al-Koni translated by William M. Hutchins

New Waw, Saharan Oasis by Ibrahim al-Koni, translated from the Arabic by William M. Hutchins (Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin) William M. Hutchins’ translation of New Waw: Saharan Oasis masterfully channels the poetic rhythms of … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Conversations by Cesar Aira translated by Katherine Silver

Conversations by Cesar Aira, translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver (New Directions) The narrator in this novella is prey to a creatively obsessive habit of revisiting every night the conversations he had with his friends during the day. Katherine Silver’s … Continue reading

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International Conference: Transfiction 3 The Fictions of Translation

International Conference: Transfiction 3 The Fictions of Translation May 27-29, 2015 Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada Conference Theme This conference is a follow-up to the first Transfiction conference on “Fictional Translators” (Vienna 2011) and its sequel, Beyond Transfiction, on “Translators … Continue reading

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