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A small giant in world literature

A small giant in world literature

June 19, 2018

10 years, 100 titles, and 100,000 books later, Open Letter continues to reinvent the world of literary translation. Based at the University, Open Letter is one of only a handful of publishers to offer literature in translation exclusively. And as the publishing industry changes, Open Letter works to meet those challenges head on.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

April 20, 2016

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists yesterday by Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric literary website.

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Translator, collaborator, editor: Creating an award-winning work of ‘living text’

Translator, collaborator, editor: Creating an award-winning work of ‘living text’

February 22, 2016

Kaija Straumanis ’12 (MA), a graduate of Rochester’s literary translation program and now editorial director at Open Letter, speaks about her work with Latvian writer Inga Ābele.

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New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

October 19, 2015

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.

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2015 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2015 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

May 5, 2015

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists today on Three Percent, the University of Rochester’s translation-centric website.

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Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

December 9, 2014

The literary translation press recently received one of this year’s largest Arts Works grants in literature. The $60,000 grant will support the publication and promotion of several books in 2015, including Rochester Knockings, a novel based on the Rochester-based religious movement of Spiritualism and the famous Fox Sisters.

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Open Letter Gets Art Works Grant

Open Letter Gets Art Works Grant

December 19, 2013

The literary translation press has been selected to receive an Art Works grant to expand its work in promoting emerging international authors.

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2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced

April 11, 2013

A testament to the diversity of books available to English readers, the lists of finalists include poets from China, Romania, and Macedonia, and prose writers from Djibouti, Russia, Iran, and Argentina

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