August 2014 is Women In Translation Month – an event started by the blogger Biblibio. The idea came out of a number of posts in which she used Three Percent’s yearly translation database to determine the percentage of books in translation written by women that are published each year. You can read the full results here (along with charts!), but the average number seems to land at a disappointing 30% .
The goals for Women In Translation Month are simple –
- Increase the dialogue and discussion about women writers in translation
- Read more books by women in translation
Want to be a part of the discussion? Look for blog posts tagged Women In Translation and follow the hashtag #WITMonth on Twitter. Regular updates can also be found at Biblibio’s blog: Life In Letters.