Literary translation awards, an Amazon bookstore in Seattle, and more

November 6, 2015
by WLT

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Many literary translation awards were announced last week! The ALTA blog showcases the winners of the Italian Prose in Translation Award, the National Translation Award in Prose and Poetry, and the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. 

The New Literature from Europe Festival is currently happening in New York City through November 15. The Translationista blog rounds up the translation events. 

You can now take a look back at our 2015 Neustadt Festival through photos from the three days of events.

This “Quotes from Gabo” video from the University of Texas celebrates the opening of the Gabriel García Márquez archive.

We’re delighted to see The Guardian has started a Translation Tuesday feature.  The second installment features two essays by Swiss writer Robert Walser, translated by Susan Bernofsky and Lydia Davis. 

Amazon announced it will be opening its first real bookstore in Seattle.

Three Percent’s weekly podcast featured Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich, Amazon’s recent announcement to invest $10 million into translations, and more.


Fun Finds and Inspiration 

Brain Pickings features a new book on Charles M. Schulz, which includes some previously unseen art by the “Peanuts” cartoonist.

Flavorwire rounds up 30 of the scariest moments from the ever-controversial “canon” of Western literature.