The blogger Biblibio posted a call to arms in this December 9th post Where In the World Are Women Writers? and the follow-up Women in translation – responses. After informally crunching the numbers he/she came to the conclusion that less than 30% of the literature translated into English is written by women. After reviewing my reading history I came up with results that were startlingly similar. … Continue reading A New Ol’ Girls Club
On September 6th a documentary on J.D. Salinger, called simply Salinger, will be released in theaters. For Salinger fans this is a big deal. The television rights have already been sold to PBS. A book full of photographs will be in stores September 3rd. Those attending advance screenings of the film, or who have been given access to the book, have signed non-disclosure agreements. Of course, … Continue reading To Salinger, With Love & Squalor
If you’re passionate about translations then small presses matter. New Directions, Open Letter, Other Press, Gray Wolf, Melville House, etc. – these publishers are introducing readers to the likes of Cesar Aira, Bolaño, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and Sergio Chejfec. Whereas translations make up only a small portion of the lists of the major publishing houses – they are the lists of the smaller publishers. Which is … Continue reading New Translation Presses Are Springing Up!
Welcome to The Rise of the Short Story: a series dedicated to exploring the short story and its current renaissance. To that end – all during the month of February some of my favorite bloggers and podcasters will stop by to tell us why they love (or hate) short stories, why they think they’re back into vogue and to (of course!) recommend some of their … Continue reading The Rise of the Short Story – Stu from Winstonsdad’s Blog
The 2013 Best Translated Book Award longlist contains 25 titles. In the coming weeks the Three Percent Blog will feature a review for every title that made the longlist, everyone interested in the prize should check it out. Currently I’ve read and reviewed three of the books nominated and am familiar with and/or plan to read five others. Twenty-five books is a really long list. … Continue reading Translation Prizes – The 2013 Best Translated Book Award