So here we are again. Another August and my Twitter and Instagram feeds are filling up with photos, lists and reviews of books by women in translation. Five years in and #WITMonth is bigger than ever. All thanks to Meytal, who founded and continues to grow what has become an international event. (If you want to learn more about Meytal, click the link to see … Continue reading Women In Translation Up To No Good
Title: Quiet Creature on the Corner Author: João Gilberto Noll Translator: Adam Morris Publisher: Two Lines Press, San Francisco (2016) ISBN: 978 1 931883 51 1 Quiet Creature on the Corner is a weird tale told from the point of view of an adolescent boy being punished for the rape of a young girl. The assault occurs in an abandoned lot behind the slum-like apartment building where they both live and the boy describes the … Continue reading Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll (tr. Adam Morris)
Title: Betty Boo Author: Claudia Piñeiro Translator: Miranda France Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, London (2016) ISBN: 978 1 908524 55 3 2 There are three epigraphs at the beginning of Betty Boo, the highly enjoyable mystery novel (her fourth to be translated into English) by Argentine author Claudia Piñeiro. One is a quote from Ricardo Piglia’s Target In the Night. “The story goes … Continue reading Spring Crime Spree! – Betty Boo by Claudia Piñeiro, Miranda France tr.
Title: Target In the Night Author: Ricardo Piglia Translator: Sergio Waisman Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas (2015) ISBN: 978 1 941929 16 9 1 When Toni Durán, a handsome Puerto Rican-American, arrives in Madariaga, a small town in the Argentine Pampas, he definitely shakes things up. He romances the beautiful twin daughters of the richest man in town, befriends the local Chinese waiter, … Continue reading Spring Crime Spree! – Target In The Night by Richard Piglia, Sergio Waisman tr.
The Factory Novels by Derek Raymond (published by Melville House) The Devil’s Home On Leave How the Dead Live I Was Dora Suarez Sweeney Todd, the notorious barber of Fleet Street, first appeared in an 1846 Victorian Penny Dreadful entitled “The String of Pearls: A Romance”. Dreadfuls were cheap chapbooks, sold for a penny a piece (later reduced to half-pence, or Half Penny Dreadfuls) … Continue reading In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Factory Novels by Derek Raymond