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Daniel Sada’s “One Out of Two”

Daniel Sada’s One Out of Two is a sleeper agent of a book. It is short enough to read in one sitting, but dense enough to resist such a concentrated attack. And so one reads it, lives with it over the course of a distracted week or so, and gets lulled into a sense of comfort with its singular style—only to be hit with the emotional impact days after finishing the book. It is a brilliant, and welcome, act of literary sabotage. The petite 100-page book tells the simple story of...

2015 Man Booker International Prize Questionnaire: Katherine Silver

Katherine Silver is an award-winning translator of literature from Spanish and is the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC) in Alberta, Canada. Her most recent translations include works by Martín Adán, Daniel Sada, Horacio Castellanos Moya, César Aira, Rafael Bernal, Jorge Luis Borges, and Marcos Giralt Torrente.  Words without Borders: It must be gratifying to see the writer you translate honored as a finalist for...

2015 Man Booker International Prize Finalists at Words without Borders

The 2015 Man Booker International Prize recognized writers whose work appeared in English or was translated into English for literary achievement over the duration of their careers. Among the eight finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize who write in a language other than English, six have been published in Words without Borders.  Interviews with Finalists and Translators May 14, 2015 László Krasznahorkai (Finalist)...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards WWB is proud to have so many of its contributors included on the shortlist for PEN's 2013 Literary Awards. Congratulations to Rachida Madani and Marilyn Hacker (Poetry in Translation); Aron Aji, Alison Entrekin, Rosalind Harvey, and Katherine Silver (PEN Translation Prize)! APPLY what: 2014 Free Word Translators in Residence Free Word’s Translators in Residence programme is now in its second year. This session will bring the scheme’s four...

The Translator Relay: Peter Constantine

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. This month, Katherine Silver passed the baton to Peter Constantine, an award-winning polyglot whose honors include The PEN/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize. He was a 2012 Ellen Maria Gorrissen Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy...

The Translator Relay: Katherine Silver

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. This month, Russell Valentino passed the baton to award-winning Spanish translator, and co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC), Katherine Silver.   What is your connection to the language(s) you translate from and/or the place(s) where the books you translate are written? I learned...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 National Book Awards, who were honored in New York last night. Louise Erdrich accepted the fiction award for her novel, The Round House, in both English and Ojibwe.  The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist has just been announced. The 154 novels under consideration come from 44 countries, and include 42 books translated into English from 19 other languages. Interviews, Articles, Reviews...

Translation Roundup

READ Awards and Honors The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced its 2012 Literature Translation Fellowships. Winners include translators and WWB contributors Katherine Silver, Rika Lesser, and Christian Hawkey, as well as two recipients of 2012 PEN Translation Fund Grants: Deborah Garfinkle and Matt Reeck. Congratulations! Last Thursday, the 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist was announced. The 12 books were selected from 145 entries, and include novels by British, South...
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