great web pages for translated fiction


the three percent longlist 2010

words without borders –

This is an american site started in 1999 ,it has a huge on-line resource of information concerning translated fiction  ,every month the publish excerpts and short stories from about 8 – 10 ,new translated works ,they have also published a number of anthologies through the publishers they have partnerships with publishers .The recent addition contained stories from Alma Bronsky , Edith Grossman and the nordic council lit prize winner Sofi Oskanem .they also review books from the small publishers like Dalkey archive ,new direction ,archipelago  and graywolf press .they also feature poetry .

three percent –

This site is run by university of Rochester ,the name comes from a report a few years ago in the us that said three percent of all works published in the us were translated .they publish a monthly newsletter and also run a yearly prize for the best translated fiction .they also run a number of reviews of books again from smaller publishers .there is also great links on the website to blogs and publishers of translated fiction .the sites aim, is to better the english speaking world by promoting translated fiction to widen peoples tastes in reading ,they also highlight book shops in the us that sell translated fiction .

booktrust –

This a uk based charity that promotes reading  ,they have a few pages and a blog dedicate to translated fiction these are nice and simple to read and cover the range of translated fiction that is out there .

world literature forum

This is a social site for lovers of translated fiction ,it was start by a blogger Stewart from booklit ,this has loads of info on any book you nay want to read and you can interact with people who love these books

April 2010


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