Book Blog: Top picks of translated books written by women

August, the third annual Women in Translation month, has recently come to a close. In celebration, I decided to talk a little about the project and some of my favourite translated books written by women that I’ve read so far this year. In general, the English-speaking publishing world lags behind with translated books, leading to a dearth of world literature beyond the classics and already well-known translated books. Books translated into English are an estimated three per cent of all published books in the United States. With such low numbers already, why specifically focus on books written by women? Similarly to other areas of publishing and literature, books written by women receive much less attention and critical acclaim than books […]

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