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The Year in Translations (So Far): "Baba Yaga Laid an Egg" by Dubravka Ugresic

Earlier this week I was on the Wisconsin Public Radio show Here On Earth to make some international literature summer reading recommendations. We weren’t able to cover the full list of books I came up with, so I thought I’d post about them one-by-one over the next couple weeks with additional info, why these ...

Latest Review: The Howling Miller

Our latest review is of Arto Paasilinna’s The Howling Miller, which was recently published by Canongate. The Howling Miller tells the story of Gunnar Huttunen, a mysterious miller who shows up in the remote northern Finnish province of Lapland and buys and repairs a run-down mill that the locals had all but ...

A Translation of a Translation

I have to admit that I was surprised to see this info line in today’s PW fiction review section: The Howling Miller Arto Paasilinna, trans. from the Finnish into French by Anne Colin du Terrail; trans. from the French by Will Hobson. Canongate, $14 paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-84767-181-3 One would think that with ...