Read Women in Translation!

August is Women in Translation month, so pick up one of these fabulous titles that demonstrate the important contributions of those who identify as female or non-binary.

Havana Year Zero By Karla Suárez, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867003
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Published: Charco Press - November 2nd, 2021

Translated from the Spanish (Cuba).


Boulder By Eva Baltasar, Julia Sanches (Translator) Cover Image
By Eva Baltasar, Julia Sanches (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781913505387
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Published: And Other Stories - August 2nd, 2022

Translated from the Catalan.


The Forgery By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator) Cover Image
By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867157
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Published: Charco Press - July 26th, 2022

Translated from the Spanish (Mexico).


Lady Joker, Volume 1 By Kaoru Takamura, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by), Marie Iida (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kaoru Takamura, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by), Marie Iida (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781641293945
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Published: Soho Crime - July 12th, 2022

Translated from the Japanese.

Published in Japan in 1997 but newly translated into English, this sprawling, slow-burning crime novel takes us on a deep dive into post-war Japanese culture. Takamura tackles kidnapping, corporate cover-ups, and racist history while bringing to life a cast of fascinating characters that wouldn't be out of place on certain classic HBO dramas. --Tony


Strange Beasts of China By Yan Ge, Jeremy Tiang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yan Ge, Jeremy Tiang (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612199702
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Published: Melville House - March 15th, 2022

Translated from the Chinese.

The city of Yong’an is like no others in China, in that it is inhabited by both humans and beasts. Some beasts are coveted to be made into furniture, others are desired to be a placid yet beautiful wife, while some thrive on the despair of the humans that tame them. The incomplete knowledge of these beasts is tenderly explored and built upon by the protagonist, an amateur cryptozoologist dedicated to cataloging the stories of the beasts that academics ignored. Strange Beasts of China is tantalizing and magical, both deeply sad and utterly triumphant, and its translation melodic. --Jordan


The Empire of Dirt: A Novel By Francesca Manfredi, Ekin Oklap (Translated by) Cover Image
By Francesca Manfredi, Ekin Oklap (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393881776
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 12th, 2022

Translated from the Italian.


1,000 Coils of Fear: A Novel By Olivia Wenzel, Priscilla Layne (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olivia Wenzel, Priscilla Layne (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220502
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Published: Catapult - July 5th, 2022

Translated from the German.


Scattered All Over the Earth By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811229289
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Published: New Directions - March 1st, 2022

Translated from the Japanese.


The Rooftop By Fernanda Trías, Annie McDermott (Translator) Cover Image
By Fernanda Trías, Annie McDermott (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867041
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Published: Charco Press - October 12th, 2021

Translated from the Spanish (Uruguay).


An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by) Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641291675
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Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Translated from the Swedish.

I couldn't put down this little pocket-sized gem of mysteries! 89 year-old Maud may be murderous, but it's (mostly) on the side of good. You can't help but root for her as she enacts her own brand of justice. --Maggie


The Books of Jacob: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593087480
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

Translated from the Polish.

Totally remarkable. Begin on page 964 and you will be entirely engaged and agog til you get to page 1. What a mind. If you liked Sebald (the great German), if you liked Milkman or Lincoln in the Bardo, this is for you."   Was she dyslexic there with the page numbers? --Erica


Paradais By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231329
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Published: New Directions - May 10th, 2022

Translated from the Spanish (Mexico).


The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231350
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Published: New Directions - February 1st, 2022

Translated from the Danish.

Haunting, poetic, sterile yet bursting with sensation, The Employees stayed with me long after I put it down. A series of intimate reflections on what it means to be human, to live in the face of death and spend that life working, disconnected from the natural world and from each other. Recommended especially for anyone who works, who is interested in the ethics of AI, or who has asked "is this all there is?" --Henry


Mona: A Novel By Pola Oloixarac, Adam Morris (Translated by) Cover Image
By Pola Oloixarac, Adam Morris (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250829573
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Published: Picador - March 15th, 2022

Translated from the Spanish (Argentina).

Pola Oloixarac's Mona is an insightful exploration of tokenism in the mostly white, mostly male world of the ultra-hip literary elite, and the feeling of isolation that it fosters. How can someone be a complicated and realized person when one is made to be a representative for a whole group of people? A fascinating read that deals with the different types of violence these self-aggrandizing and inward-facing groups are capable of. --Colin


Earthlings By Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802157010
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Published: Grove Press - September 21st, 2021

Translated from the Japanese.

This is the story of a girl who doesn't fit into the society around her and begins to believe she's an alien from another planet. While it covers topics such as loneliness, community, and family, this book challenges MANY societal taboos and is, more often than not, downright disturbing. Dark, weird, perverse, shocking, and unforgettable--this novel is an original and compelling treat for any reader who is ready and willing to experience it. --Jennie


Bitter Orange Tree By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220038
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Published: Catapult - May 10th, 2022

Translated from the Arabic (Oman).


Heaven By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609457457
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Published: Europa Editions - August 16th, 2022

Translated from the Japanese.


Jawbone By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator) Cover Image
By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896214
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 8th, 2022

Translated from the Spanish (Ecuador).

Such a wild ride! Centered on the practically conjoined BFFs Annelise and Fernanda and their super-obsessive teacher at an all-girls high school, Ojeda explores the horror of being a teenage girl in a masterful saturation of the senses. The book is layered with themes including the physical transformation of puberty, the growth and decay of nature, the duality of mother and daughter—giving birth and then devouring each other—pleasure and pain, fear and desire, intimacy and rejection. The body and language. Ojeda’s language is visceral and thrilling, and is wonderfully translated by Sarah Booker, who also provides an insightful essay following the text. --Tony


Las Biuty Queens: Stories By Iván Monalisa Ojeda, Pedro Almodóvar (Introduction by), Hannah Kauders (Translated by) Cover Image
By Iván Monalisa Ojeda, Pedro Almodóvar (Introduction by), Hannah Kauders (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9781662600302
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Published: Astra House - June 1st, 2021

Translated from the Spanish (Chile).

Iván’s writing brings forth a reality shared by many yet overly ignored by the masses. The book presents us, the readers, with a group of individuals from different parts of the globe (Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, etc.) that are united with an endless sense of community and collective care within their circle. They were brought together, as mentioned by the author, by a single thing: El Español. A shared language creates an almost immediate understanding between individuals, a sense of ~I SEE YOU~ that is hard to replicate. This is not to say that language forges indestructible connections. The relations were pulled and strained as the book progressed and, yes, some connections became obsolete but when considering the dangers of their everyday life–simply for being their true selves having honest connections with people seem key to the upholding of their sanity. --Morella


In the Eye of the Wild By Nastassja Martin, Sophie R. Lewis (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nastassja Martin, Sophie R. Lewis (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681375854
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Published: New York Review Books - November 16th, 2021

Translated from the French.


The Twilight Zone: A Novel By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450475
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 16th, 2021

Translated from Spanish (Chile).


New and Selected Stories By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translated by), Lisa Dillman (Translated by), Francisca González Arias (Translated by), Alex Ross (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translated by), Lisa Dillman (Translated by), Francisca González Arias (Translated by), Alex Ross (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781948980098
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - April 12th, 2022

Translated from the Spanish (Mexico).


Woman Running in the Mountains By Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt (Translated by), Lauren Groff (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt (Translated by), Lauren Groff (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375977
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 22nd, 2022

Translated from the Japanese.


Disoriental By Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609454517
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Published: Europa Editions - April 17th, 2018

Translated from the French.

An stunning, epic sweep through the history of modern Iran. --Elese


Among the Hedges By Sara Mesa, Megan McDowell (Translator) Cover Image
By Sara Mesa, Megan McDowell (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948830393
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Published: Open Letter - May 18th, 2021

Translated from the Spanish (Spain).

This short, odd, and oddly sweet novel is suffused with tension. The unlikely friendship between a teenage girl and a middle-aged yet child-like man inevitably makes us uncomfortable, but it also makes us think. --Tony


Carnality: A Novel By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635420746
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Published: Other Press - July 19th, 2022

Translated from the Swedish.


Violets By Kyung-Sook Shin, Anton Hur (Translator) Cover Image
By Kyung-Sook Shin, Anton Hur (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781558612907
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Published: Feminist Press - April 12th, 2022

Translated from the Korean.


Temple Alley Summer By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632063038
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Published: Yonder - July 6th, 2021

Translated from the Japanese. Best for kids ages 8-12.

A ghost story, a friendship story, and an adventure story, all steeped in Japanese folklore with beautiful illustrations. What's not to love?! --Jennie