The theme for June is Author from South of the Border. Perhaps this has inspired you to read more books from authors around the world. If so, here are a few ways to get started.
English Pen is the founding center of global association of writers, with 145 centers in over 100 countries. They work to defend writers and readers around the globe, wherever freedom of expression is threatened. Of particular interest is English Pen’s World Bookshelf . If you are looking for something to read from a particular area of the world search the bookshelf by country or region. You can also search for books by language.
Book Riot, a site dedicated to all things bookish, is another good resource for discovering books of all sorts. Several of the site’s recent posts have focused on books in translation, including:
- The Books of BEA: Works in Translation
- 4 of the Best Fiction in Translation Works this Year (So Far)
- In Translation: June Fiction and Poetry
Goodreads has dozens of lists dedicated to books in translation. Here are a few lists to get you started:
- Foreign Books Translated to English
- Translated Speculative Fiction
- Women in Translation
- Japanese Mystery/Detective/Crime Fiction Translated into English
To find more lists of translated work on Goodreads simply click the arrow next to Browse at the top of the screen, then select Lists from the drop down menu. Next, type in your search terms in the search bar on the left (not the one of the top of the screen), and voila!
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