World Noir giveaways, a search for translators, and Coverflip

May 17, 2013

This week, you can meet the two winners of the Best Translated Book Awards, transport yourself to the Bogota International Book Festival, and check Google for how many times your favorite word has been used in books over time. Have fun! 

News, Reviews, and Interviews

In light of the political upheaval plaguing several countries around the world, what questions are appropriate to ask authors from those countries while attending a literary event?

Learn more about this year’s Best Translated Book Award winners with their official interviews at Three Percent.

We are looking for translators willing to help us translate and caption our Puterbaugh Festival videos into any and all languages.

May 1 marked the end of Natasha Trethewey’s tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate. In her final speech, she spoke a hearty defense of poetry.

The shortlist for this year’s Caine Prize for African Literature was announced this week!

The Bogota International Book Festival hopes to put Colombian literature on the map this year.

For Your Calendar

Europa Editions is giving away copies of books from the new World Noir imprint to celebrate its launch.

All this month, you are encouraged to celebrate female African poets.

The English PEN Translates! grant program is now accepting submissions from any and all languages.

The Booth short-story prize deadline is May 31stmake sure you get an entry in!

Fun Finds and Inspiration

How does one capture the feeling of donating a book to an unexpecting reader? This article at the Millions does a pretty good job.

Ever wondered how many times your favorite word or phrase appears in other books? Google now has an app for that!

In her day job, Emily Dickinson was apparently a keeper of cats. Can you match other famous poets to their outrageous day jobs?

What happens when a book designer reimagines a book cover design by flipping the gender of the author?