The Critic’s Global Voice… & Thoughts On A New Conversation Between Book Bloggers and Book Critics

I was only able to attend one panel at this year’s PEN World Voices Literary Festival and so, based on how much I enjoyed last year’s panel on Reviewing Translations, I chose The Critic’s Global Voice.  The description and the list of panelists (Jean-Euphèle Milcé from Haiti, Ursula Krechel from Germany, Mikhail Shishkin from Russia) both seemed promising. The panel was moderated by an editor … Continue reading The Critic’s Global Voice… & Thoughts On A New Conversation Between Book Bloggers and Book Critics

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: April 29 – May 5, 2013

The 9th Annual PEN World Voices Festival is almost here.  If you’re in the NYC area then you definitely should try to attend some of the events.  It’s my favorite kind of literary festival: one that highlights authors from foreign countries whose work is available to us only through the act of translation. The PEN Literary Safari is not to be missed.  Author readings are … Continue reading PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: April 29 – May 5, 2013

The Brooklyn Book Festival Cometh

The Brooklyn Book Festival is happening Sunday, September 23rd.  This year’s schedule is very exciting!  There are several panels – more than I can remember seeing in past years’ schedules – dealing specifically with International authors & translated lit.  England (see The London Review of Books), Central & North Africa, India, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago are all represented.  Almost all of them conveniently located … Continue reading The Brooklyn Book Festival Cometh

Reviewing Translations (Afterthoughts)

It was roughly this time last year when I made the decision to focus on translated and international literature here at BookSexy Review.  The Reviewing Translations panel last Thursday at the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature couldn’t have been better timed.  The panelists were Ruth Franklin, Julya Rabinowich, and Lorin Stein.  The co-moderators were Eric Banks and Susan Bernofsky (Arne Bellstorf was … Continue reading Reviewing Translations (Afterthoughts)