Je suis Charlie, the updated Translation Databases, and more

January 16, 2015

News, Reviews, and Interviews

We want to send our congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s Hemingway Grant, recognizing excellence in French literature translation.

Ahead of the Digital Book World Conference next week in NYC, Publishers Marketplace is offering a complimentary report on the state of children’s ebooks and fan fiction.

The longlist for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction was revealed this week, and in an unprecedented shift, five women made the cut, the most in the prize’s history.

Huge news this week from our friends at Three Percent! Editor Chad Post has updated the Translation Databases, which list every forthcoming book in first-time English-language translation in the U.S. market.

In light of the attacks in Paris last week, you can take a stand and share your voice by signing the PEN American statement condemning the attacks. (Our editors also want to share a few words for thoughts from poet Aharon Shabtai and his poem “Rosh HaShanah.”)

For Your Calendar

If you’re in the San Francisco/Bay Area, don’t miss Catalan Literature and Tapas with Two Lines Press on January 27.

A brand new exhibit at the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art here in Norman, OK focuses on artistic depictions of war, now through May. We hope you can visit!

Fun Finds and Inspiration

For our fans who enjoy reading romance and reading world literature, now you no longer have to choose between the two. Nigeria’s Ankara Press aims to publish new works of romance lit that focus on the unique complexities of African identity.

If you’re a fan of Nobel laureate Mo Yan’s work, a brand new book is being touted as the perfect companion to Mo Yan’s fiction. Grab a copy at your local bookstore soon!