Which brilliant books have never been translated into English? Join the discussion

Frank Cottrell Boyce has discovered some new literary heroes at the most beguiling library in the world, The International Jugendbibliothek. It was set up after the second world war by a Jewish refugee after Nazi book burning and banning. Here Frank tells us all about it – and kicks off a discussion on the missing classics in our livesWe also share a first chapter of Pushkin Press’s The Secrets of Blue Glass, (AKA the Japanese Borrowers) by Tomiko Inui, published this month for the first time in English, but beloved in Japan since 1967)I found myself some new heroes this week. When Germany was rebuilding itself after the war, a Jewish refugee who had made it to Britain in 1936 decided to give up her comfortable job at the BBC and go back to Germany and help. Her name was Jella Lepman and her speciality was children’s books. The Nazis had burnt and banned children’s books. They had destroyed the infrastructure of the Imagination just as surely as the Allies had destroyed the road network. Jella Lepman wanted to rebuild that infrastructure. With no budget, she blagged and begged books from foreign publishers, laying down the foundations of a library of international children’s books. Related: The best British children's illustrators in the Bratislava awards – in pictures Related: The 10 best Pippi Longstocking quotes Related: Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt - review Related: What are your favourite books in translation? Related: 'Oh, what happiness!' - 10 best... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Which brilliant books have never been translated into English? Join the discussion

Frank Cottrell Boyce has discovered some new literary heroes at the most beguiling library in the world, The International Jugendbibliothek. It was set up after the second world war by a Jewish refugee after Nazi book burning and banning. Here Frank tells us all about it – and kicks off a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN marks 250-book milestone in support for translated titles

English PEN is marking the milestone of having supported 250 titles via its Writers in Translation programme, launched in 2006. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Amazon Crossing Kids: Translating Picture Books Into English

Translations from Portuguese, German, and Italian open the new imprint from Amazon Publishing. Releases in July, September, October. The post New Amazon Crossing Kids: Translating Picture Books Into English appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Includes 25 Translations from French, English, and German

With 1,350 exhibitors on tap and more than 800 sessions and events planned for visitors, the 28th iteration of  the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is expected to showcase some 500,000 titles and to introduce the Kalima Translation Project's latest volumes. The post Abu Dhabi International... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An English Translation of a Japanese TV Series Based on a Swedish Book

A 36-year-old kids' fantasy novel comes to UK and US screens this month. 'Ronya, the Robber's Daughter' is by Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking. The post An English Translation of a Japanese TV Series Based on a Swedish Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic Book Week: trade and academy join for seven days of debate and discussion

Debate about the future of the academic book will rage across the UK this week, with widespread support among publishers, academics, booksellers and librarians for the first Academic Book Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One Book’s Translation Journey From Spanish to English

A panel at the London Book Fair discussed the path a collection of Mexican author Juan Villoro’s essays took to be translated from Spanish to English. The post One Book’s Translation Journey From Spanish to English appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in Translation: It’s Time for Others to Join the Fight

The publishers of UK's Stork Books argue that major publishers and the media in the UK and USA underestimate the audience for translated books and are making a big mistake. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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U.S. Book Show: Book Biz CEOs Discuss Navigating Rapid Changes

More than 800 attendees joined PW and the AALA at this year's U.S. Book Show, where executives from Abrams, Baker & Taylor, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster kicked off programming with insights on the state of the industry, AI, nurturing talent, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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8 YA Book Club Books To Read For Great Discussions

Find your YA book club reading list, with YA book club books on a wide range of topics and exploring many different genres. Continue reading at Book Riot

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How to watch Jane Goodall discuss 'The Book of Hope' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Jane Goodall joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss 'The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair Joins London Book Fair in Moving to June

An even busier Bologna Children's Book Fair than in the past will feature a new parallel general-publishing conference, 'BolognaBookPlus.' The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair Joins London Book Fair in Moving to June appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-18 13:58:55 UTC ]
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At London Book Fair: Discussing Arabic Literature with Sheikh Zayed Book Award

A widening chorus of literary voices from the Arab world is being heard on the international stage, thanks in part to the leadership of the UAE's Sheikh Zayed Book award, says Lebanon's Nasser Jarrous. The post At London Book Fair: Discussing Arabic Literature with Sheikh Zayed Book Award... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Publishing Perspectives, and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York will host at seminar on Arabic literature in translation in NYC. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Awards opens up to translated books

America’s National Book Awards will reportedly expand to recognise works in translation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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London Book Fair 2016: Translators Champion Books in Underrepresented Languages

In a panel called "Translating from the Margins,” literary translators shed light on the advantages of bringing books written in underrepresented languages into English. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dutch Book Review of Books on Racism Lost in Translation

A debate has ensued over the use of an illustration of a man in blackface and a headline using the "N word" in a review of several US books on racism. The post Dutch Book Review of Books on Racism Lost in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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