Open Letter Books just released The Private Lives of Trees, a new novel by Alejandro Zambra, author of the promising work Bonsai – nominated for the Best Translated Book Award of 2008, and reviewed here a few months ago. The Private Lives of Trees was translated by Megan McDowell. According to the publisher, The Private … More …and the only prescription is more Zambra.
The PEN American Center just announced the recipients of its 2010 Translation Fund grants. The projects selected include plays, short fiction and poetry, and represent languages ranging from Urdu, Turkish and Greek to German and Yorùbá. Sadly, there isn’t a single translation from Spanish on the list – but PEN has a solid history of … More PEN Translation Fund