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The Watchlist: September 2016

Every month, Words without Borders reviews editor M. Bartley Seigel shares a handful of recently released or forthcoming titles he’s excited about, books he hopes you’ll agree are worth our good attentions. From Akashic Books, Brussels Noir, edited by Michel Dufranne; translated from the Dutch by Katie Shireen Assef; ISBN 9781617753985; US$11.96. Says the publisher: “Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004. Each...

First Read: From “Landing”

Image: From the cover of Landing (Hispabooks). Landing, by Laia Fàbregas and translated by Samantha Schnee, is forthcoming from Hispabooks (September, 13, 2016). He died while we were landing. During takeoff I had noticed how his hands were riveted to his knees and how the veins beneath his skin seemed to be thickening. I hoped he wasn’t in pain. As soon as we were airborne, he relaxed. The cabin lights shone brightly. Although I normally wouldn’t, I talked...

Dispatches from the 2013 Literary Translation Centre at the London Book Fair

The Literary Translation Centre, now in its fourth year, held sessions at the London Book Fair (April 15-17) on topics ranging from translating culture in times of conflict to logistical issues like how to become a literary translator and what publishers want. Words Without Borders' own Susan Harris moderated the panel "Migrant, Diaspora and Minority Writing and Translation" and Samantha Schnee moderated the panel "A Common Language:  Literary Translation in the US and UK." You...

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...

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