Tanzanian music history, translation in Finland, and a book rainbow

November 16, 2012

Another week, another barrage of literary news. We hope you enjoy your links and come back for more next week!

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Rosalind Harvey spoke at International Translation Day this year about what it's like to be a literary translator.

Interested in helping Twitter branch out into other languages? The Twitter Translation Center needs your help!

Words Without Borders recently published an interview with director of the Freedom Bus currently traveling through Palestine. 

The history of Tanzania can be read not through books, but through a vast collection of radio recordings, which NPR recently hunted down.

Wishing a hearty congratulations to all of the authors and publishers chosen for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards longlist!

For Your Calendar

Looking for a translation residency program? How about one in Finland? Deadline for the Spring period has passed, but there's always next Fall! 

Fun Finds and Inspiration

A fun iOS app called Storyville delivers stories from talented authors around the world to your phone or tablet every week.

Starting to get nervous about the end of the Mayan calendar/the world in December? Read some Spanish zombie poetry to help yourself prepare.

The Netherlands recently installed a new, massive library whose bookshelves are laid out in the style of pyramids.

Ever wondered what a rainbow of books would look like?