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40% Off All Open Letter Books Written or Translated by Women

Women in Translation Month is always an exciting time to discover, read, discuss, and celebrate books by women from around the world. It was created by Meytal Radzinski back in 2014 (who we’re hoping to have on a podcast this month), and has since spawned numerous articles, events, and even the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. (Check out the Women in Translation website for a ton of good information. Which, incidentally, is where I grabbed the image above to remind all you Tweeters out there to use #WITMonth to promote your favorite titles, or to learn about new voices.)

I’ve done a lot of number crunching over the years related to the paucity of women writers being published in English translation (see this postthis one, or this, or, most recently, this one), and if you want to dig into the data, I highly encourage spending some time on Publishers Weekly‘s Translation Database, where you can run any number of queries for books written by women, or translated by them.

Since none of these books in translation would exist in English without a great translator, and since there is no Women Translators Month, we decided to offer a 40% discount on all Open Letter print titles written by women, along with any book translated by a woman. As a result, almost two-thirds of our books are currently on sale . . .

We’re excluding ebooks and our anthologies, with the exception of The Future Is Not Ours, which was translated in its entirety by Janet Hendrickson, and which features Samanta Schweblin’s English-language debut—”On the Steppe.”

All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is use the code WITMonth at checkout. Offer expires at midnight on August 31st, so get your books now!

We will be posting about a number of these books on Three Percent over the course of August, and will be highlighting ALL of the Open Letter #WITMonth titles on our Instagram account.

And stay tuned for a month of excerpts, reviews, interviews, and other posts all in support of #WIT2019.



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