Summer Reading: Two Romanian Titles Make the BTB Vacation List

July 16, 2009


Summer Reading: Two Romanian Titles Make the BTB Vacation List
Best Translated Book panelists (Monica Carter, Scott Esposito, Susan Harris, Annie Janusch, Brandon Kennedy, Bill Marx, Michael Orthofer , Chad W. Post, and Jeff Waxman) have been reading like wild in preparation for Best Translated Book awards, to be announced by Three Percent / Open Letter in late November, 2010. Since the panelists haven’t made it down to the bottom of their stacks (or gotten together as official jurors), their summer reading suggestions don’t amount to the long list for the BPB Award/s. The results are more of a what we’ve recommenced to each other so far. Happily the list includes Pigeon Post by Dumitru Tsepeneag (translated from French by Jane Kunz) over at Dalkey Archive and Little Fingers by Filip Florian (translated by Alistair Ian Blyth ), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
And since an appetizer is never enough, expect a raft of still new-to-the-West  Romanian writers in Absinthe 12, due out this fall.

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This July, The Observer Translation Project leaves its usual format to present a special CRISIS ISSUE. Things are tough all over. Hard Times suddenly feels like the book of the moment. The global economic crisis impacts life as we know it, and viewed from Bucharest the effects reverberate in domains that include geo-politics and publishing in Romania and abroad, with the crisis at The Observer Translation Project as an instance of a universal phenomenon. read more...

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