Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WLT Notable Translations 2012

The editors of World Literature Today have released their first-ever 75 Notable Translations list. So many of these would make an excellent gift in this season of book-giving... as would a subscription to WLT itself!

The following books are but a third of the full list; to see the rest, visit the WLT website.
  1. Zeina Abirached, A Game for Swallows, trans. Edward Gauvin
  2. Roberto Ampuero, The Neruda Case, trans. Carolina De Robertis
  3. Fabio Bartolomei, Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles, trans. Antony Shugaar
  4. Marcel Beyer, Kaltenburg, trans. Alan Bance
  5. Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets, trans. ko ko thett, James Byrne et al.
  6. Chico Buarque, Spilt Milk, trans. Alison Entrekin
  7. Jacques Chessex, The Tyrant, trans. Martin Sokolinsky
  8. Mouloud Feraoun, Land and Bloodtrans. Patricia Geesey
  9. Santiago Gamboa, Necropolis, trans. Howard Curtis
  10. Viola Di Grado, 70% Acrylic 30% Wool, trans. Michael Reynolds
  11. Pia Juul, The Murder of Halland, trans. Martin Aitken
  12. Liu Xiaobo, June Fourth Elegies, trans. Jeffrey Yang
  13. Nicolas Mahler, Angelman, trans. Kim Thompson
  14. Diego Marani, The Last of the Vostyachs, trans. Judith Landry
  15. Fuminori Nakamura, The Thief, trans. Satoko Izumo & Stephen Coates
  16. Harri Nykänen, Nights of Awe, trans. Kristian London
  17. Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Children in Reindeer Woods, trans. Lytton Smith
  18. Octavio Paz, The Poems of Octavio Paz, trans. Eliot Weinberger et al.
  19. Adania Shibli, We Are All Equally Far from Love, trans. Paul Starkey
  20. Nichita Stănescu, Wheel with a Single Spoke and Other Poems, trans. Sean Cotter
  21. Benjamin Stein, The Canvas, trans. Brian Zumhagen
  22. Abdellah Taïa, An Arab Melancholia, trans. Frank Stock
  23. Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling, trans. Anne McLean
  24. Richard Weihe, Sea of Ink, trans. Jamie Bulloch
  25. Samar Yazbek, A Woman in the Crossfire, trans. Max Weiss