Best New Fiction is a monthly segment dedicated to highlighting the most interesting and noteworthy releases that will be published over the next thirty days.
According to the Visual Guide to Translated Fiction there are 33 works being published in upcoming month of May that are new in translation. If you want to check out the full list go here, and then click on May. If not, stick around, because I’m about to break down the six novels and three story collections that you don’t want to miss.
I’m officially back from a vacation that found me wasting so much time standing in lines for amusement rides that I actually managed to read an entire book while doing so (I’m looking at you, The Indian). Have you ever read an entire book while standing? It was a new experience for me, but I’m thinking maybe I should lug more books around with me so that I can fill our woefully neglected Instagram account with selfie pics of me standing in DMV and post office lines reading translated literature.
In a move that was long overdue, we’ve finally added a landing page to the site where visitors can learn all about the Typographical Translation Award. What is it? Why is it? When is it? How can you get involved?
From this page you can also get more information about each of the winners (2014: Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa / Translated from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee; 2013: The Devil’s Workshop by
You can access the new page by hovering over the “Literature” navigation element above, and then selecting “The Typographical Translation Award” menu option from the drop-down menu that appears. Or, you can just click here.
Speaking of the TTA, we’d love to hear your feedback on the process as a whole. What do you think of the award in general? What do you like about it? Dislike? What are your ideas for making it even better? Get the discussion started using the comment form below.
Late last month the UK’s only official award celebrating excellence in comedic fiction announced its shortlist. That’s right, The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is back! Who will win the Gloucestershire Old Spot pig this year? We’re all dying to find out.