March 2013 New Translations
Despite the recurring dismal reports of the number of books translated into English, we’re already seeing many exciting translations in 2013. For those seeking to read broadly, and abroad, we offer a handful of translations from four languages: Arabic, Dutch, French, and Greek. Return to ancient origins or explore Egypt’s Facebook generation; experience Morocco’s final days of French colonial occupation or France during the reign of Louis XIV; look for love in a bookstore or watch a marriage crumble. This list has something for everyone.
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry, tr. Siân Reynolds
Tirza by Arnon Grunberg, tr. Sam Garrett
Back to Delphi by Ioanna Karystiani, tr. Konstantine Matsoukas
The Bottom of the Jar by Abdellatif Laâbi, tr. André Naffis-Sahely
The Eleven by Pierre Michon, tr. Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays
Status: Emo by Eslam Mosbah, tr. Raphael Cohen