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Translation prizes

They’ve announced the longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, the major British prize for works in translation (by living authors, published in the UK). 229 more words

Literary Prizes

Confessions of a Book Award Junkie

There is always controversy over book awards.  Recently 30 publishers in the UK signed a letter to the organizers of the Man Booker Prize asking that the decision to include Americans  be overturned.  1,024 more words

Ursula K. Le Guin: ‘Source to nourish the uncolonised mind’

by Scott Macdonald • I generally do not weep when my heroes die. I do for Ursula K. Le Guin, speculative fiction writer, poet, scholar and genius, gone at the age of 88. 373 more words


Translated Literature Award

The National Book Foundation has decided to recognize English translators and created a new award to honor them. This is not a new thing. The National Book Foundation previously awarded translators between the years 1967-1983. 118 more words


A Lifetime of Looking, with Lisa Ko (A Book Review of "The Leavers")

Days after reading Lisa Ko’s The Leavers (Amazon | Indiebound), one question lingered in my mind: can we really spare our loved ones the most gory, painful thing in our lives in order to save them–whatever “saving” looks like? 501 more words


Tellus Mater, or, Mother Nature's Lessons

Dragon flies swoop in front of me, their flitting a distraction from the Tarzan jungle in front of me. There’s something so primeval about the jungle, full of sharp-tipped leaves and wiggly snakes, thick roots struggling for traction in rotting humus and the spark of white when an ibis or an egret swoops down to snap up fish jumping from crystalline blue water. 507 more words


Deviant Lives, with Carmen Maria Machado (A Book Review of 'Her Body and Other Parties')

I picked up Carmen Maria Machado’s book of short stories Her Body and Other Parties (Amazon | Indiebound) after seeing it on the… 462 more words