Rooney turns down Hebrew translation bid over Palestine stance

Sally Rooney has turned down a bid from an Israeli publisher to translate her most recent novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, into Hebrew, due to her stance on the conflict in Palestine. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-12 12:12:35 UTC ]
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Valley signs Chinese authors in bid to raise profile of translation

Scarborough-based indie Valley Press is to publish a seven-book series by "acclaimed" Chinese authors in an attempt to help "raise the profile of translated books in the UK". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Frankfurt: AmazonCrossing's new $10 million translation bid

Meet Sarah Jane Gunter today, Wednesday, 3 p.m. Frankfurt Book Fair In a move that answers a constant question both from independent authors and from publishers, AmazonCrossing has announced that it now is accepting submissions.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Turn, turn, turn

If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement of a potential vaccine; the lifting of the most severe Covid-19 restrictions in Wales; and the moment at which the industry found its voice and declared... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 20:45:59 UTC ]
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Women Translators on Women in Translation: ‘Translations Are Already a Hard Sell’

From Words Without Borders: 'Put in the time to seek out great books by women and underrepresented writers,' one of a quartet of women translators says. The post Women Translators on Women in Translation: ‘Translations Are Already a Hard Sell’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Who should translate Amanda Gorman’s work? That question is ricocheting around the translation industry.

Writers and translators are debating how important it is for a translator’s identity to echo that of the author. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Showdown at the Translation Saloon: On Lawrence Venuti’s “Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic”

I AM CURRENTLY EDITING a book called Translation: Crafts, Contexts, Consequences — a collection of new essays exploring the topic from a broad range of perspectives — and recently received a piece written by two prominent neuroscientists. It is a fascinating contribution, which presents... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Celebrating Women in Translation Month: New Translations by Women from around the Globe, by Kayla E. Ciardi

Lit Lists Kayla E. Ciardi For WLT’s November 2016 issue, author and translator Alison Anderson explores and explains in her essay “Of Gatekeepers and Bedtime Stories: The Ongoing Struggle to Make Women’s Voices Heard”—in an issue devoted exclusively to... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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LBF Translation Notes: Curr Leads HarperVia, Frankfurt Adds Translator Fellowships

As HarperCollins' Judith Curr launches the HarperVia translation imprint, the Frankfurter Buchmesse opens a new program for translators of German-language fiction and nonfiction. The post LBF Translation Notes: Curr Leads HarperVia, Frankfurt Adds Translator Fellowships appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Translated YA Book Shortlist from GLLI; New Translators’ Grants From SCBWI

SCBWI has opened a new work-in-progress grant program for translators, and GLLI soon will name its first Translated YA Book Prize. The post New Translated YA Book Shortlist from GLLI; New Translators’ Grants From SCBWI appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Dialogue Through Translation: Litprom’s Latest Translation Grants

Litprom, the Society for Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature, has chosen 10 titles from German and Swiss publishers. The post Dialogue Through Translation: Litprom’s Latest Translation Grants appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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‘Ghettoizing the Translations’: Chad Post on Marketing Books in Translation

What's done to help sell standard books, but not to help sell books in translation? In a telling interview, Chad Post talks about differences in marketing. The post ‘Ghettoizing the Translations’: Chad Post on Marketing Books in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Translators Fight for Credit on Their Own Book Covers

Do you know who translated your favorite foreign-language novel? Whoever did wants you to know—as soon as you pick up the book, in fact. That’s why translators are demanding that book publishers credit them on the front covers of the books they translate. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nicholas Kristof Leaves The New York Times as He Weighs Political Bid

Mr. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is weighing a run for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Sally Rooney won’t release new bestseller in Israel, publisher says, intensifying debate on cultural boycott

The Irish author of "Beautiful World, Where Are You" has been open about her opposition to Israeli government policies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hearst launches blimp in the metaverse in a bid to show advertisers virtual co-branded opportunities

Hearst builds a Youth + Wellness Group Airship to show advertisers potential opportunities for virtual, co-branded experiences that can reach young female gamers. The post Hearst launches blimp in the metaverse in a bid to show advertisers virtual co-branded opportunities appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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The Asian American Writers Workshop Turns 30

The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of signature digital events and a three-month fundraising campaign. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rooney keeps the top spot on Bookshop.org's September chart

Sally Rooney has kept the top spot on Bookshop.org's Indie Champions chart for a second month, with Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Evaristo and Faulks among writers calling for translator cover credits

Bestselling authors including Bernardine Evaristo, Sebastian Faulks and Preti Taneja have called on writers to ask their publishers for translator names to appear on book covers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The pink playground effect: How Chicago turned 12 vacant lots into vibrant community space

Chicago’s Architecture Biennial could permanently transform the city’s vacant lots. Chicago’s latest attraction is a bright pink playground. Designed by architect Germane Barnes of Studio Barnes, in Miami, the climbable pavilion sits on a vacant lot in North Lawndale, a low-income, majority... Continue reading at Fast Company

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