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The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of the first of the four parts of Alfred Döblin trilogy of the (well, 'a', as he called it...) German Revolution, November 1918, Bürger und Soldaten 1918 -- the part John E. Show More Summary
The Dutch Europese Literatuurprijs is awarded for the best (European) book in Dutch translation, and they've just announced their (twenty-title) 2018 longlist. It is limited to European authors, but still interesting to see the variety,...Show More Summary
In the Dhaka Tribune Afrose Jahan Chaity reports Ekushey Book Fair: Science-fiction books see the largest sales. A new title by Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was apparently all the rage: Titled "Tratina" [????????], the book has seen the highest number of sales in the book fair until now. Show More Summary
They've announced the six-title strong shortlist for this year's International Prize for Arabic Fiction. It includes works by Ibrahim Nasrallah and Amir Tag Elsir -- as well as one that's been translated and is due out in English shortly,...Show More Summary
They've announced the finalists for this year's LA Times Book Prizes -- awarded in ten categories. Neat to see Vivek Shanbhag's Ghachar Ghochar -- a book in translation, and a paperback original at that -- as one of five fiction finalists. (That is the only one of the finalists under review at the complete review.)
In the Forward Aviya Kushner wonders Do Israeli Writers Still Care About Israeli Literature ? Apparently: "Israeli readers are reading less Israeli literature in favor of work in translation" -- and: in Israel, in literary circles, there...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Ismail Kadare's A Girl in Exile: Requiem For Linda B.. This came out in 2016 in the UK, but it's taken until now for a US edition to come out (from Counterpoint).
They've announced the winners of this year's PEN America Literary Awards, with Len Rix's translation of Katalin Street by Szabó Magda winning the translation prize; see also the New York Review Books publicity page, or get your copyShow More Summary
More 'Guests of Honour' ! They've announced that Slovenia to be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 -- just a few weeks after they announced that Italy to be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023. Tiding you...Show More Summary
Yes, I'm up to 4100 books under review at the complete review, so it's time for another overview of the past 100 reviewed titles. - The last 100 reviews were posted over a zippy 163 days (previous hundred: alomst a month longer, at 188...Show More Summary
The shortlist for the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small (UK and Irish) Presses has been announced. This looks like a pretty interesting list -- but I haven't seen any of these. The winner will be announced next month.
At Qantara.de Sabine Oelze has a Q & A with Author Fariba Vafi: Writers struggle for influence in Iran. Her My Bird has been translated into English, and see information about two other titles at Gazelle International.
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Karo Hämäläinen's thriller, Cruel is the Night, which Soho Press brought out last year (and is due out in paperback soon).
They've announced that The Mighty Franks by Michael Frank has won the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, "awarded to the best book -- fiction or non-fiction -- to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader"; see, for example,...Show More Summary
An interesting study in the Journal of Cultural Analytics, where Ted Underwood, David Bamman, and Sabrina Lee data-crunch (a lot of books) in examining The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction. Not only do they find a...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Matei Calinescu's The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter, a 1969 Romanian novel only now forthcoming in English, from New York Review Books. Despite the fact that C?linescu...Show More Summary
They've announced the recipients of the 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants -- and the winner of the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature, for good measure. Thirteen project were selected for translation fund...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of 2023: A Trilogy, by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (i.e. its "current representatives [...] Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond"). Several Drummond/KLF and related titles are...Show More Summary
Turkish author (Endgame) and journalist Ahmet Altan, his brother Mehmet, and Nazl? Il?cak were among six people sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday in the continuing Turkish government crackdown on dissent in all its forms; see,...Show More Summary
Northwestern University's Global Humanities Initiative recently launched a Global Humanities Translation Prize, awarded: "for an in-progress translation of a non-Western or otherwise marginal literary or scholarly text". The winnersShow More Summary