Goodbye to 2012 and Hello! to 2013

To state the blatantly obvious:  December has been a slow month at BookSexy Review.  I’m not a huge fan of end of year lists, so have been embracing the downtime to recharge and re-examine.  2012 was the best of times and the worst of times… at least in my reading/blogging life.   Here are some of the highs and the lows: The BEST – The … Continue reading Goodbye to 2012 and Hello! to 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

Let’s Discuss “Content”

This year, at the start of BEA, an interesting experiment will be happening.  Bloggers will be getting together at the first Book Blog UNCON.  This meeting will take place on Monday, June 4th, at The Center of Fiction in Midtown. What does this mean for my readers?  Well, for most of you, probably not much.  But I have high hopes for UNCON.  Rather than the … Continue reading Let’s Discuss “Content”

The 2012 Best Translation Book Award Fiction Longlist

The Fiction Longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Award (BTBA) has finally arrived! The BTBA is sponsored by Three Percent and the University of Rochester.  As of 2011, winners receive a cash prize underwritten by  The winner will be announced at the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival. __________ Based on my limited knowledge, this year’s longlist is interesting – one that I’m looking … Continue reading The 2012 Best Translation Book Award Fiction Longlist