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Blogging from Frankfurt

Chad may be at the Frankfurt Book Fair all week—making it quieter over here—but you can still read all about it on the Frankfurt Book Fair blog. Chad and a handful of others are all ...

Today: Reading the World w/ Charlotte Mandell

To all those in the Rochester area, don’t forget that—today at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Rochester—celebrated French translator Charlotte Mandell (Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, et al.) will be reading from her new translation of Zone by Mathias √Čnard (a 517-page, one-sentence novel, forthcoming from Open ...

Oct. 6, 2009 – Reading the World Conversation Series: Charlotte Mandell

I know we just announced the new RTWCS events, but we’re already on the heels of the first one next week(!), featuring the incredible French translator Charlotte Mandell. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. Here’s all the info: OCT. 6, 2009 5:00 p.m. Sloan Auditorium (in Goergen Hall) University of ...

Reading the World Conversation Series: Announcing Our Fall 2009 Events

For all those in the Rochester area, here are the events we’ve scheduled for this fall’s Reading the World Conversation Series. More information on each individual event will be posted soon, but here is the rundown, so you can mark your calendars now. These events are hosted by Open Letter and University of ...

A Photo Diary, 1987-1989

On the Wall in My Head blog, there’s a cool new post with a photo diary by Bill Martin that includes a host of pictures and captions from Berlin between 1987 and 1989 (when the Wall came down). Take a look. (By the way, if you’re not already following it, the aforementioned blog is dedicated to the book The Wall ...

THE GOLDEN CALF galley available online (for now . . .)

Continuing our proud tradition (does two times equal a tradition?) of posting galley’s online so that anyone and everyone who’s interested may get a preview, you can now view the ARC of The Golden Calf by Ilf & Petrov. This new translation of The Golden Calf—a true classic of Russian ...

Open Letter Books on FB, again . . .

You may (or may not) already be a member of the Open Letter group on Facebook (which is great), but we’re quickly migrating the fun(!) over to our Facebook fan page, where we’ll be able to better keep you up-to-date during your daily Facebooking, and (importantly) we can better hear back from you, give out free ...