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TMR 10.7: “Blossom, Stasis, Spiral, Whoa” [DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT]

This week's Two Month Review was recorded pretty late (on the east coast), so things are a bit loopy. Nevertheless, James Crossley ...

Book 7 [The No Context Project]

A couple months ago, while writing about Suzanne Jill Levine and Jessica Powell's translation of Silvina Ocampo's The Promise, I came ...

TMR 10.6: “The Simple Things” [DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT]

Chad and Brian break format a bit and discuss a number of the concerns, anxieties, and social issues that the narrator of Duck, ...

How to Launch a Publishing House [Charco Press]

It's Charco Press month! After stepping away from these "monthly themes" for a minute (or, well, actually, a full month), I'm excited to get back to this, and have a bunch of posts planned out for November. If all goes according to plan (spoiler: HA!) I'd like to post a couple interviews with Charco ...

TMR 10.5: “The Buzz Must Go On” [DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT]

Lori Feathers of Interabang Books in Dallas joined Chad and Brian for this special episode to talk about the destruction of her bookstore, what's next for Interabang, and information about how you can help. (Answer: Order Joytime Killbox and The Dreamed Part from their website.) Then they talk about ...

Three Percent #172: ALTA 42 Preview

A bit of a disorienting podcast for anyone not attending ALTA, but in this episode, Chad addresses the recent ALTA book fair controversy, and then they go over the general schedule, highlighting a number of interesting-sounding panels, previewing some off-site events, and recommending non-ALTA bars ...

“The Teacher” by Michal Ben-Naftali

The Teacher by Michal Ben-Naftali Translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir 138 pgs. | pb | 9781948830072  | $14.95 Open Letter Books Review by Kira Baran   Michal Ben-Naftali’s background in philosophy shines through in her debut novel, The Teacher. Originally published in Hebrew ...

The Translation Database Has Moved!

As you can read about in this Publishers Weekly article, the Translation Database is no longer being updated on this site. I hope to upload spreadsheets compiling all the data from time to time, but for now, this is where you can get the most up-to-date data about which titles are being published in ...

Perversity’s Politics [BTBA 2020]

Today's Best Translated Book Award post is from Hal Hlavinka, a writer and critic living in Denver. His work has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Music & Literature, Tin House, and others. Some books are made of fucking—of cum and cumming, cocks, twats, and tongues, desires of all kinds. A la Gass, ...