In the Distance With You by Carla Guelfenbein, tr. John Cullen

I know some bloggers/critics don’t want to waste their time reviewing books they don’t like when there are so many good books to talk about. Which makes perfect sense. But for me — and if you follow Reader@Large you already know this — I enjoy talking about books that aren’t exactly masterpieces. I think it comes out of my art school background. When visiting museums … Continue reading In the Distance With You by Carla Guelfenbein, tr. John Cullen

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

The 2011 Man Booker International Prize. Judge for Yourself!

The Man Booker International Prize 2011 finalists were announced yesterday. It’s more of  a “lifetime” achievement award, so no real dark horses to send us all scurrying to Wikipedia for bios and bibliographies.  The general consensus is that it’s a good list, – one likely to give the three judges some sleepless nights between now and May 18th. Wang Anvi (China) Juan Goytisolo (Spain) James … Continue reading The 2011 Man Booker International Prize. Judge for Yourself!

Orbis Terrarum 2010 Reading Challenge

Dreadlock Girl, who blogs at  Dreadlock Girl Reads is hosting a Reading Challenge for 2010 that I am all about! Beginning April 1st and ending November 30th, the goal is to read 1 book a month from a country other than your own.  That comes to a minimum of 8 books.  Country is determined by author, not by setting. So I did a little research … Continue reading Orbis Terrarum 2010 Reading Challenge