Korean literature in translation, the best picture books of 2015, and more

December 11, 2015
by WLT

News, Reviews, and Interviews 

The Huffington Post lists the best picture books of 2015 and gives a nostalgic tribute to NSK Neustadt Prize laureate Vera B. Williams.

Robert J. Fouser takes a hopeful look at the state of Korean literature in translation. 

WLT contributor and Puterbaugh fellow Hélène Cardona has been awarded a Hemingway Grant for her translation of Plus loin qu'ailleurs by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac. The translation, Beyond Elsewhere, is forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2016. 

WLT student interns Cara Alizadeh and Tyler Christian are starting a new publication at the University of Oklahoma called The NORM. 

Three Percent provides updates to its translation database, and AmazonCrossing published an impressive 75 translations in 2015.

Flavorwire discusses Svetlana Alexievich’s Nobel Prize lecture and how it illuminates the year in literature.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

NPR’s Book Concierge provides a guide to 260 titles that NPR staff and critics loved this year.

End-of-year booklists come in all shapes and sizes. This one lists the 10 best books by academic publishers in 2015. 

Brain Pickings rounds up the best art books of 2015.