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.

Nineteen Claws and a Black Bird: Stories By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by) Cover Image
By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781668012666
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2023

Translated from the Spanish (Argentina).

This is amazing! Twenty perfect stories, each one weird and wonderful, disturbing and delightful! --Tony


Weasels in the Attic By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811231183
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Published: New Directions - October 4th, 2022

Translated from the Japanese.


The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781609458386
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Published: Europa Editions - May 16th, 2023

Translated from the French.

The best book I've read so far in 2023. --Elese


Rombo: A Novel By Esther Kinsky, Caroline Schmidt (Translated by) Cover Image
By Esther Kinsky, Caroline Schmidt (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681377247
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Published: New York Review Books - March 14th, 2023

Translated from the Italian.


A Little Luck By Claudia Piñeiro, Frances Riddle (Translator) Cover Image
By Claudia Piñeiro, Frances Riddle (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913867553
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Published: Charco Press - July 11th, 2023

Translated from the Spanish (Argentina).


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)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811234825
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Published: New Directions - February 7th, 2023

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


The Books of Jacob: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593087503
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 31st, 2023

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


Diary of a Void: A Novel By Emi Yagi, David Boyd (Translated by), Lucy North (Translated by) Cover Image
By Emi Yagi, David Boyd (Translated by), Lucy North (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136880
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Published: Penguin Books - August 8th, 2023

Translated from the Japanese.

Shibata is feeling empty inside... After months of feeling under-appreciated by her male colleagues, Shibata decides to tell everyone at work about her pregnancy. Suddenly, she can go home early, doesn't have to clean up after everyone, and her coworkers actually care for once. The only thing is, Shibata is not pregnant at all. Diary of a Void is strange, funny, and perfect for people who love seeing delusional women succeeding. --Kat


Still Born By Guadalupe Nettel, Rosalind Harvey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Guadalupe Nettel, Rosalind Harvey (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781639730032
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 8th, 2023

Translated from the Spanish (Mexico).


Lady Joker, Volume 2 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: 9781641293952
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Published: Soho Crime - August 1st, 2023

Translated from the Japanese.

I spent a month of 2022 reading Lady Joker, Vols. 1 & 2. Ostensibly about the kidnapping of a beer company executive and the fallout thereafter, this book is an immersion into Japanese corporate, police, criminal, and journalistic culture. That Takamura is a woman and this book is almost entirely about men adds more intrigue, with its unmitigated devotion to details both obscure and obscurer. I can't entirely say who I would recommend this to, or why I liked it so much, but I devoured the 1,200 or so pages, and certainly nothing else I've read in 2022 approaches this literary experience. --Elese


My Mother Says By Stine Pilgaard, Hunter Simpson (Translator) Cover Image
By Stine Pilgaard, Hunter Simpson (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781642861266
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Published: World Editions - June 6th, 2023

Translated from the Danish.


Wound: A Novel By Oksana Vasyakina, Elina Alter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Oksana Vasyakina, Elina Alter (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221448
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Published: Catapult - September 5th, 2023

Translated from the Russian.

A winding journey through time, grief, and the geographies of contemporary Russia. The narrator is a young woman, traveling from Moscow to Siberia to bury the ashes of her dead mother. As the landscapes of the taiga pass by, she reflects on who her mother was, the love she had for her, and the truths they never communicated. A meditation on queerness, femininity and gender, being a daughter, and being the daughter of a dead mother. Wonderfully written and translated, and a haunting work of literary non/fiction. --Jordan


Fowl Eulogies By Lucie Rico, Daria Chernysheva (Translator) Cover Image
By Lucie Rico, Daria Chernysheva (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781642861310
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Published: World Editions - May 2nd, 2023

Translated from the French.


Fresh Dirt from the Grave By Giovanna Rivero, Isabel Adey (Translator) Cover Image
By Giovanna Rivero, Isabel Adey (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913867515
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Published: Charco Press - June 20th, 2023

Translated from the Spanish (Bolivia).


The Gospel According to the New World By Maryse Condé Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781642861181
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Published: World Editions - March 7th, 2023

Translated from the French.


Kairos By Jenny Erpenbeck, Michael Hofmann (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Michael Hofmann (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780811229340
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Published: New Directions - June 6th, 2023

Translated from the German.


Bitter Orange Tree By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646222124
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Published: Catapult - July 11th, 2023

Translated from the Arabic (Oman).


Jawbone By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator) Cover Image
By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator)
$18.00
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


Pyre By Perumal Murugan, Aniruddhan Vasudevan (Translator) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802159335
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - February 15th, 2022

Translated from the Tamil.


How to Love Your Daughter: A Novel By Hila Blum, Daniella Zamir (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hila Blum, Daniella Zamir (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593539644
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 18th, 2023

Translated for the Hebrew.


Look at the Lights, My Love (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780300268218
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Published: Yale University Press - April 4th, 2023

Translated from the French.


The Details: A Novel By Ia Genberg, Kira Josefsson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ia Genberg, Kira Josefsson (Translated by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780063309715
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Published: HarperVia - August 8th, 2023

Translated from the Swedish.


The Fawn By Magda Szabó, Len Rix (Translated by) Cover Image
By Magda Szabó, Len Rix (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681377377
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 28th, 2023

Translated from the Hungarian.


Acid By Sangeetha Sreenivasan Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780143457046
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Published: India Penguin - January 3rd, 2023

Translated from the Malayalam.


Of Cattle and Men By Ana Paula Maia, Zoë Perry (Translator) Cover Image
By Ana Paula Maia, Zoë Perry (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913867492
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Published: Charco Press - April 11th, 2023

Translated from the Portuguese (Brazil).


My Husband: A Novel By Maud Ventura, Emma Ramadan (Translated by) Cover Image
By Maud Ventura, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063274822
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Published: HarperVia - July 11th, 2023

Translated from the French.


Greek Lessons: A Novel By Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translated by), e. yaewon (Translated by) Cover Image
By Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translated by), e. yaewon (Translated by)
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780593595275
Published: Hogarth - April 18th, 2023

Translated from the Korean.


Abyss By Pilar Quintana Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781642861228
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Published: World Editions - February 7th, 2023

Translated from the Spanish (Colombia).