Eclipses and Breaks of Light (Arturo Desimone)

A translation of Eclipses y Fulgores, an interview of Argentinean surrealist Olga Orozco, with new preface. Born to the Pampas in 1920, Olga Orozco spent her adolescence in the coastal city of Bahía Blanca in Argentina, and made her artistic debut in the so-called “Generation of the 1940s” alongside authors like Enrique Molina and Edgar … Continue reading Eclipses and Breaks of Light (Arturo Desimone)

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Little Parsley

Inger Hagerup is recognized as one of Norway's greatest 20th century poets. Originally published in 1961 with illustrations by Paul René Gaughin, Little Parsley is a classic collection of 17 of her poems for children, freshly translated from the Norwegian by Becky Lynn Crook. Ideally suited to children in lower primary, Little Parsley is an … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Little Parsley

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Meet Reviewer Marcia Lynx Qualey

Marcia Lynx Qualey is a Rabat, Morocco-based translator from Arabic and an all-around champion of #worldkidlit—in fact, she coined the term! Previously based in Cairo, Marcia co-founded #WorldKidLit Month (September) with Alexandra Büchler and Lawrence Schimel in 2016, creating a platform to discuss translations into English for children—especially translations from underrepresented languages and cultures. The … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Meet Reviewer Marcia Lynx Qualey

Day 30: Nobody Wanted Me

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. This story is featured in Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (ed. Steven Mayers & Jonathan … Continue reading Day 30: Nobody Wanted Me

Day 29: My Grandmother

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. From Armenia, My Grandmother: A Memoir by Fethiye Çetin (tr. Maureen Freely) is a beautiful testament to the author's grandma … Continue reading Day 29: My Grandmother

Day 28: Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. My choice for Israel had to focus on the occupation of Palestine – Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and … Continue reading Day 28: Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Day 27: The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Written by Dunya Mikhail and translated by Mikhail along with Max Weiss, this book had me completely spellbound for an … Continue reading Day 27: The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Day 26: Cracking India

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Also published as Ice Candy Man, this is a remarkable novel set against the 1947 Partition of India, written by … Continue reading Day 26: Cracking India

Day 25: Soviet Milk

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 and shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize 2019, this is a literary … Continue reading Day 25: Soviet Milk

Day 24: Bride and Groom

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. I picked up this copy of Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva (tr. Carol Apollonio) in a bookstore in New … Continue reading Day 24: Bride and Groom