New Spring Translations, by Olivia McCourry

Lit Lists As spring emerges and lockdown restrictions continue, here is a list of new and upcoming translated works from around the world to fill your sunny days at home.   Isabel Allende The Soul of a Woman Trans. Isabel Allende Ballantine Books, March 2021 Chilean author Isabel Allende speaks of her experience of love, life, loss, and above all feminism in her new memoir, The Soul of a Woman. Allende tells the tale of her coming of age in the 1960s in the first wave of feminism and how she grew as a woman with or without a partner. Through her narrative, she shows just what women want in this day and age. Her goal is to inspire the new generation to fight just like she did as a young woman.   Sergi Pàmies The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat Trans. Adrian Nathan West Other Press, March 2021 Spanish writer Sergi Pàmies presents thirteen stories with a narrator who explores the different relationships a person has in their life. Based on the author’s own experiences, the stories range from the last moments of a family member to the actions we take to save our relationships. Each story presents themes of loss and regret but at the same time allows the reader to reflect on what it simply means to live (reviewed in the Spring 2021 issue of WLT).   Pola Oloixarac Mona Trans. Adam Morris Farrar, Straus & Giroux, March 2021 Argentine author Pola Oloixarac tells the story of a young woman of color, Mona, who has had success as a... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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Women Translators on Women in Translation: ‘Translations Are Already a Hard Sell’

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