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The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by J. Will Evans—known to many as The Apprentice of Summer here at Open Letter—is the publisher behind the still-relatively-new Deep Vellum, a translated literature press The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by P. Patrick, who is one of our regular reviewers, not only has a heightened interest in and geographical proximity to Montreal and its literature scene, but also shares the amusement and probable giggles at Dan is a contributing reviewer of ours who is making his first appearance in a while on Three Percent—and with a piece on an author I understand to be one Scott Esposito blogs at Conversational Reading and tweets.
First up: The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Grant is not only a keen bibliophile, and an Episcopal priest living on the south shore of Boston, but has reviewed for Three Percent for forever, basically, and sometimes also performs as Tiffany also reviews literature in translation for the San Francisco and Sacramento Book Reviews and runs the mouthwatering food porn and book-geeking Tumblr blog tiffany ist. Great Russian The latest addition to our Reviews Section is from P.
This book was another one several of our reviewers jumped at, and yet another strong and insanely fascinating sounding piece of German literature, and German literature in translation. That, and Inka This book is by definition and appearances a tome. But I will be one of the first people in line to champion Below is that article in full with extra links to all the books mentioned. The latest addition to our Reviews Section is by Chad W. Hannah is one of two Hannahs interning at Open Letter this summer. The interns have been getting marginally scandalous book assignments to review: Hannah had this one, with the nudie woman on the cover, while another of our interns is working on a review of a As does Wigrum.
Vincent is a frequent reviewer for Three Percent, and recently discovered and fell in love with 7Vientos, a brand-new press based in Chicago specializing in Latin-American And then it made the Best Translated Book Award longlist, which further peaked my interest. Jen is a former University of Rochester student, and a translator from German. Brendan has written reviews for Three Percent in the past, and has worked for many years as a teacher, translator, Each semester, Chad has students in both his Introduction to Publishing course and the World Literature in Translation course write book reviews as part of an Taking this as a sign of meant-to-be, I bought it, and promptly placed it on my Camila is a Brazilian translator, and has written for Three Percent before—way back in Merwin, from Copper Canyon Press.
Grant Barber is a regular Larissa is a regular contributor to Three Percent, and with this continues her streak of Nordic lit reviews. Josh Billings has reviewed for The Literary Review in the past, and is also a writer and a translator from Grant Barber is a regular reviewer for Three Percent, a keen bibliophile, and an Episcopal priest Aira, the most recent Aira book to come out from New Directions, and which is translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver.
Lili was in my publishing class last semester, studies at the Eastman School, and is working towards her certificate By now, most of you know who Bromance Will is, Josh Billings has reviewed for The Literary Review in the past, and is also a writer and a translator from Russian. His two This is the week of Will Eells reviews. This has been an angry week at Three Percent.
First, I dissed Alejandro Allie is another of my students from last semester. Few more of these to run over the next couple weeks. She was I assume that Saramago needs no introduction, but in case The reviews are one of the standard features in every issue of Quarterly Conversation. These are just a few of the highlights. This is the first Brenner book to come out in English, but actually the seventh in the series.
I believe that Melville House has This is a book I first heard about a while back when the innovative and amazing And Other Stories announced that Remember, you can read the whole ALTA preview by clicking here. Panelists will discuss examples Couple more days of ALTA to preview, to help all of you decide which panels you might want to attend.
Peter Stamm has a number of books available in English translation, including Seven Years, Here is part of her review: It is a well-known phenomenon that widespread condemnation of a book will only Any author who has been both nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature and exiled from his Hilary Wermers is a senior at the University of Van Lanen August 3, Articles 0 Comment.
Maidenhair will be available to purchase from our very own Open Letter Books on October 23, Lockhart and is available from Texas Tech University Press. Pierce is a student at the University Rachel is a student at the University of Rochester majoring in English Literature, minoring in Philosophy and He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of Kathryn Longenbach is a rising senior at Hamilton College. She is pursuing a double major in English Her introduction can be found here. Later this Labinger and is available from Biblioasis.
As Sarah states in her introduction, this is her first book review for threepercent!
Here is part of her This book promises to be an interesting read. Riikka Pulkkinen studied literature and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Her debut novel, The Border, sparked international interest when it was published in Gamal Al-Ghitani was born in and educated in Cairo. He has written 13 novels and Enrique Vila-Matas was born in Barcelona in His novels have been translated into eleven languages and Here is part of her review: The Letter Killers Club, by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, follows the meetings of a secret society of men who believe He is the author of Poetics of Talese Books.
Here is part of the review: WG Wije Karunasena is a Sri Lankan sportswriter who has been forced into retirement because he is a drunk. He is Laurent Binet was born in Paris, France, in He is the author of La Vie professionnelle de Laurent B. Phil was an intern Apparently, this is the week of Larissa and AmazonCrossing books. It may be due to my Icelandic Crush, but of all the books AmazonCrossing has brought out so far, this is the one that most Aleksandra Fazlipour is the student I introduced last week who just completed a semester long independent study on The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by Jacob M.
Jacob M. Appel is a physician in New York City and the author of more than two hundred published short stories. Jeremy Garber is a used book buyer for a large independent bookstore. And a GoodReads Aleksandra did an independent study with me last semester to learn about writing book reviewing.
She read a bunch of As Larissa notes at the start of her review, this is one of the Matt Rowe is planning on writing up a full review of this book for Three Percent, but for the time being, here you go: In reading this charming book, I tried to recall how I And one of my GoodReads friends, where I Smith and available from Dalkey Archive Press.
It runs from April 18th through the 23rd, and features a ton of Sharon Rhodes is a Ph. Probably easiest to order this directly from SPD. For those of you interested in knowing more about the novel and its translation, In addition to writing such a fantastic review, Grant decided to interview Forrest And yes, we are that far Monica is one of our contributing reviewers, is a writer in her own right, and runs Salonica Carley Parsons was one of my interns last semester, and has previously interned at Syracuse University Press and Random House.
Phil is one of our regular reviewers, and one of our former interns. As mentioned in the Brian Ligboer is a new reviewer for us. Jeff Waxman made the introduction. In his own words, he Larissa Kyzer is a regular reviewer for us who has a great interest in all things Scandinavian and Icelandic. Vincent Francone is one of our regular reviewers, and a writer, and a reader for TriQuarterly Online. Monica Carter is a regular reviewer for Three Percent.
She also runs Salonica She also runs Salonica World Lit and, as part of her Speaking of Wakefield Press, I truly believe that it is one of—if not the—most In the L. And which you can purchase here. Kaija is an about-to-graduate MA student in Literary Translation here at the The latest addition to our Reviews Section is Fr. Grant Barber is a regular reviewer for us, as well as being a keen bibliophile, and an Episcopal priest living on the south Coincidentally, I just finished reading this last night.
As Larissa—one of our excellent contributing reviewers, who loves the Scandinavian and is starting Monica is one of our contributing reviewers, and runs the wonderful Saloncia World Literature. She lives in L. Will—who got a certificate in literary translation from the U of R and focuses on Japanese Green, and available from Schocken Books.
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Dan is one of our contributing reviewers, and has written a ton of great pieces for us. Most recently, he Labinger and available from the University of Nebraska Press. As you might be able to Dan Vitale is one of our contributing reviewers, and as such, has written a number of The Iowa Review is up to a lot of cool things. But more to the point of this website, Do you see the printed book in the same state of flux as the publishing Monica Carter is a contributing reviewer to Three Percent, and a Ludmila Ulitskaya is one of a handful of contemporary Russian writers to have a number of their works translated My Two Worlds was a Read This Next selection a couple months back, so please click here to read an extended The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by Fr.
Grant Barber is a regular reviewer for Three Percent, a keen bibliophile, and an Episcopal priest living on the south shore As Lily recommends in her review, you should definitely read this piece by Thomas Beebee and then This is the first book in the Von Rezzori trilogy, which also includes The Snows of Brady Evan Walker is a writer who splits his time unequally between New Orleans and Brooklyn, constantly on the run from the horrors of Translated from the Italian by Marina Harss, Two Friends is a collection of three posthumously discovered Moravia novellas. You can read a sample here.
See this post for more info on Florian, and click here for an Johan Harstad is a pretty prolific young Norwegian writer. Buzz Aldrin, Sara—a summer intern and student here at the University of Rochester—is working on reviews of a few books Antunes is a long-time favorite of mine. I really love his novel Act of the Damned. And Fado The one that jumps to mind is the Polish Fiction issue that Bill Martin guest edited, and which contains a number of Polish authors who have gone on to have full-length books published in English Julia is is a publicist for Catherine Bailey is an English grad student here at the University of Rochester.
Or maybe was. I am aware of how crazily self-indulgent and odd this review is, but after writing about Sorokin so many Adelaide is a former intern and translation student, who has written for Three Percent a couple times Emily Davis is a grad student in Literary Translation here at the University of Rochester, and is currently working Van Lanen May 18, Articles 0 Comment.
Vincent Francone has written for us a few times in the past and is a reader for TriQuarterly Online, a site that should probably be on our Hopefully probably not. But because no one ever seems to believe me when I mention this, attached below is an email I just received, one that brings up a lot of questions for me. More after the letter. David Shook review this for us. The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by K. It was praised in the New York Times and a Powells. Rytkheu is one of the only if not the only Chukchi writers to be translated into English.
His A Dream Along with Robert Walser, Max Quick side-note: the closing of Kodansha International sucks. Jennifer Marquart has contributed to Three Percent in the past and is an aspiring German translator and recent University of The best source for info on German poet Anja Utler seems to be this site which, for those of you into poetry of the Dan Vitale is a regular contributor to Three Percent—a program sponsored in party through a grant from Well, OK, maybe not swimming in a sea of donations, but thanks to all of you who did donate.
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Dalkey has published several Tsepeneag novels, including the wonderfully complex Vain Art of the Erica Mena is a poet, a translator, and visible. Phillip Witte was an intern for Open Letter way back in the day, and also had a summer internship at New Directions. Adelaide Kuehn is one of our interns this semester and will be next semester as well, so Most probably around April, seeing that April is National Poetry Month, which leads to a huge number of poetry collections coming Pierce and published earlier this year by Dalkey Archive Press.
I remember first hearing about this book while on an editorial trip with John What type of books should NPR cover more? What do we write about too much? Who are you people, and what do you want? As editors Manuel de Lope has published fourteen books in his native Spain, but this is the first of his works to be translated into Monica is a regular contributor to Three Percent, and runs her own excellent website, Salonica.
This rediscovery Maybe by Stephen Sparks is currently on his second go-round as a bookseller at Green Apple Books in San Francisco, after having spent a year as FYI, the paperback edition will be available in Every season I drool when their catalog arrives. One of the best literary blogs out there has be The Millions. Consistently good features. Excellent writing. Interesting aesthetic taste. Et cetera. And although these Monica Carter is one of our top reviewers and a great This is kicking off a few weeks of Dalkey reviews.
Monica Carter is a very steady reviewer for us, who also serves on the fiction panel for the Best Translated Book Although the title would be well suited to a mediocre sit-com, this novel sounds pretty It was one that I had missed in entering info into This book has had a huge impact on translators ever since it was first published, and there was even a huge celebration of Jill at the And all Ozdamar was born in Turkey and moved to Berlin because of her interest in German theater.
Each of the three translators did a different Larissa Kyzer is one of our regular reviewers, in part because of her great interest in Scandinavian lit. As noted in the Literary Saloon today is the year-anniversary of the Complete Review. In internet years, I believe that translates into approximately a millennium. I hate reposting Abu Dhabi blog entries while the fair is still going on or, to be more accurate, just starting , since everyone should be visiting the official ADIBF blog for info about all the goings on.
Will Eells—who is a former Open Letter intern and did a fantastic job Below is a special guest post from Jeff Waxman, bookseller at Seminary Co-op in Chicago one of the five greatest indie bookstores in America and managing editor of The Front Table. This review is by Dan Vitale, a writer and editor who has written a number of pieces for Three Percent. And he definitely makes this Dickson and published by David R. Godine as part of the amazing Verba Mundi series. Timothy Nassau, an intern here last summer and current student at Brown, wrote this review.
Elorriaga is one of only a handful or maybe only two? Katherine Silver translated this, and New Directions published it a couple months ago.
Senselessness was one of my favorite books from last year, and She-Devil is up there on my Best of The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by our own E. Which kind of has people a bit worked up. When I was at Dalkey, a Kirkus Daniela Hurezanu—a translator and author who wrote a great review for us of Memory Glyphs—makes this book sound A Three Percent favorite. Before the end of this review, I am going to try to convince you that Volpi I would be tempted to apologize for the self-promotional nature of posting a review of one of our Furl October 28, Articles 0 Comment.
At least This is overly personal, but this review is a confluence of four of my favorite people, publishers, and authors. Over the past few years, New Directions has put together what is arguably the best collection of contemporary Latin American literature available from any single publisher. And Horacio Castellanos Moya. Monica is one of our long-time reviewers and runs the always excellent Salonica World Lit website.
She also works The latest addition to our Reviews section is a piece by Dan Vitale on A. Yehoshua is considered to be one of the greatest Israeli writers Appelfeld has had a number of titles translated into English, including Badenheim and The Story of a Long review for a long book that sounds pretty intriguing if not in need of a bit of editing : 1Q84 sprawls pages in the hardback version and Pretty interesting book at least for the first two-thirds about a future Sweden where those who are unwed and childless at the age of 50 have to live the rest of their lives in The latest addition to our review section is a piece by Margarita Shalina bookseller at St.
Pretty interesting book from a very interesting author: The first time I heard of Juan Filloy was during an editorial trip to Biblioasis is one of the most Larissa Kyzer—who has reviewed a number of books for us—wrote this piece, which makes the book sound both quiet and compelling: Penetrating, beautifully sparse, The most recent addition to our review section is a piece by Daniela Hurezanu on Memory Glyphs: 3 Prose Poets from Romania, which was recently released in the U.
Like all TSP books, the See this Complete Review review. The Class is a novel about the everyday life of a Paris Based on the strength of this particular novel, I have the Never before published in English, this novel is a Ghosts is a very interesting book, and one of the front-runners for my personal Best Translated Book longlist.
As you can Van Lanen April 20, Articles 0 Comment. Forster introduced the Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy to the The latest addition to our review section is a look at Gods and Soldiers, an anthology of contemporary African writing edited by Rob Spillman. Jessica Cobb—a current intern at Open Letter—wrote this review, which begins: This anthology of both fiction and non-fiction features thirty pieces from a wide Jenna is an intern with Open Letter, a former intern for literary agent Meredith Bernstein, and an incredibly good proofreader. Her review Michael Orthofer has a nice write up about his first Rosales was a Cuban exile who was misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic and ended up committing suicide.
Before taking his own life, he destroyed most of his writings, leaving behind only two works: The Death in Spring by Merce Rodoreda is probably our biggest book of the spring. Van Lanen March 17, Articles 0 Comment. It is a masterwork of bitterness and sarcasm, one that descends into the self-destructive impulses of those who, though Thanks to Literary Saloon for bringing this to our attention. This is never Before getting into the review itself, I want to mention that Can Xue and Isabel First off, Liesl Schillinger reviews the Melville House Van Lanen February 25, Articles 0 Comment.
Zone is definitely an Open Letter book: Zone Van Lanen February 24, Articles 0 Comment. It can be lost, dropped or fried in the tub. Our latest review is of Abdourahman A. Van Lanen February 13, Articles 0 Comment. Sounds interesting, even if our reviewer Phillip Witte has some mixed feelings: I picked up The Blue Fox on a continuing kick for Icelandic literature having recently Nor as meticulous about record keeping and self-aware about its reviewing trends.
This review was written by Douglas Carlsen, It was translated from the Russian by Thomas Moore and came out earlier this year. The review is written by Irene Minkina, a student Jennifer Cunningham, a language student here at the University of Rochester wrote this piece.
Niloufar is an extremely talented translator and performer, and runs the very impressive Translation Project, which promotes contemporary Iranian literature through a variety of media. A great example of I believe On the same day as the Launch Party which, thanks to the d-bags curators of myopenbar. 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 As Margarita who works at St.
Frequent reviewer Monica Carter wrote this piece, which opens: One of the signs of a great book is that the reader feels like she is reading a great book. From the very first sentence, she knows a question has Most recently Booklit gave the book a long, thoughtful, positive review, my favorite part of which is the There are a couple of decent reviews of works in translation from the Sunday papers that are worth mentioning.
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