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September Translation News Roundup

The latest and greatest from the world of translated literature.


The speculation has begun for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist.

Graywolf Press inaugurates its new Africa Prize.

Kareem James Abu-Zeid won a PEN Center award for his translation of Rabee Jaber’s Confessions, which is excerpted in Two Lines, Issue 24.


Indie booksellers had a great summer.

A new documentary on “Ferrante Fever” is released in theaters in Italy.

Reading List

10 female translators on the work that inspires them.

A conversation with Motoyuki Shibata, editor of Japanese translation journal Monkey Business.

Karen Emmerich: “I think there’s value in translating all kinds of things…” Read the full interview.

Marian Schwartz and Nicky Harman talk about their translation process.

Words Without Borders celebrates Colombian literature.

The Future of New Writing: John Freeman’s list of 29 of the top writers from around the world.

Éric Chevillard on Marie NDiaye.

A close reading of two new translations of the Iliad.