Tag: literature in translation

Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Despite my Korean heritage, I don’t read the language well enough to enjoy Korea’s latest, greatest titles. Thankfully, notable Korean-to-English translators, especially Sora Kim-Russell, Deborah Smith, and Chi-Young Kim, enable all Anglophone audiences to discover—and for many of us, become ardent fans of—contemporary Korean literature. Since May is Booklist’s annual Mystery Month, these chilling thrillers […]

Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Get to Know the Mysteries-in-Translation Discussion Group

Facilitator: Linda A. Perkins Years of operation: Five and a half years *      *      * Tell us about your book group. Our group began as a follow-up to a class, Murder on Ice: Crime and Detection in Scandinavian Literature, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of California, Berkeley. It […]

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The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, has been announced. We are very excited for Jokha Alharthi (the first Omani woman to have her novel translated into English) and her prize-winning title, Celestial Bodies. Congratulations also go to translator Marilyn Booth. The novel, set in the […]

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Longlist Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Longlist Announced

Early Wednesday morning, the much-anticipated longlist for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, was announced. The Booker Prize Foundation will reveal the shortlist on April 19, and the winner on May 21. Featuring entries that hail from dual origin countries, this year’s longlist aptly reflects the universal appeal of literature […]