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J.M.G. Le Clézio Shows Us How It’s Done

Read The African, the newly translated memoir by Nobel laureate J.M.G. Le Clézio, to learn more about the author’s childhood, personality, and relationship with his father. Read it for the sometimes elegant beauty of the prose. Just don’t read it for its insights into Africa and its people. Why? The most efficient way to explain is to say that The African scores high on the criteria set out in Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina’s essay “How to Write About...

Just in Time for the Ball Drop…

Here are some of our favorite books in translation from 2012! Emma Garman My pick is Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua, trans. by Mitch Ginsburg, an engrossing story about chance, fate and identity. Told from the dual points of view of an upwardly mobile Israeli Arab lawyer, and a young Palestinian social worker who takes a job caring for a paraplegic Jewish man, the novel combines a Tolstoy-inspired plot with a fascinating look at the evolving socio-cultural codes of...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to Hilary Mantel, who was just awarded the Man Booker prize for the second time! Check out the 2013 DSC South Asian Prize longlist, which includes two books in translation. Philip Hand is this year's Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize winner. Congratulations! Interviews, Articles, Reviews In The Kenyon Review, Anne Carson talks about her translation process, explaining that she'll "crazy it up if that seems...

Support the Publication of Geoff Wisner’s \\\“African Lives\\\”

Words without Borders is pleased to announce that writer, editor, and WWB contributor Geoff Wisner's second book, African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies, will be appearing next spring from Lynne Rienner Publishers.   The book will include more than 40 selections from African writers across the continent, including several that Wisner has written about for WWB: Assia Djebar (Algeria), Manu Dibango (Cameroon), Leila...

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