Women in Translation Month, the success of brick-and-mortar stores, and more
News, Reviews, and Interviews
Restless Books, a nonprofit publisher, has an Indiegogo campaign up, offering rewards for donors, including signed copies of books.
Reviewing David Grossman’s A Horse Walks into a Bar, Niva Kaspi writes, “Translation, as Grossman’s books remind us, is not only the task of paid professionals. The mundane search for linguistic equivalences to what is felt silently and abstractly is part of our lot as humans.”
In light of “A Day without Immigrants,” Electric Literature came up with a list of ten immigrants who have had a significant impact in American literature.
Book Riot has some tips for participating in Women in Translation Month.
The Forward has a conversation with the woman who started Women in Translation Month, Israeli biology graduate student Meytal Radzinski.
Writing in The New York Times Magazine about former Neustadt juror Claire Messud and her new book, The Burning Girl, Ruth Franklin writes, “Her work quietly seethes at the idea that a woman needs to be ‘likable’ — or that a man should be the judge of her likability.”
Fun Finds and Inspiration
At the library of Saint Catherine’s Monastery, the world’s oldest continually operating library located on the Sinai Peninsula, ancient manuscripts are being examined to reveal poems and religious texts that had been lost to time.
NPR comments on the continued success of brick-and-mortar bookstores despite forecasts of the demise of the printed book. For an example of a bookstore NPR would likely agree is more than a bookstore, keep an eye out for the Outpost section of our September issue.