In Translation Book Club

Launched at the beginning of 2020, the In Translation Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month virtually and the fourth Tuesday in person at Seward Park to discuss translated books from around the globe. 

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Past reads include:

Slipping By Mohamed Kheir, Robin Moger (Translator) Cover Image
By Mohamed Kheir, Robin Moger (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949641165
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Two Lines Press - June 8th, 2021

There are shards of magic to be found on every page of this novel." --Omar El Akkad, author of American War


A Tower Built Downwards By Yang Lian, Brian Holton (Translator), Ai Weiwei Cover Image
By Yang Lian, Brian Holton (Translator), Ai Weiwei
$20.00
ISBN: 9781780376431
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Bloodaxe Books - June 6th, 2023

A Tower Built Downwards is the latest instalment of poetry from one of the most innovative and influential poets from China. Before and since his enforced exile from 1989, Yang Lian has been widely hailed in America and Europe as a highly individual voice in world literature, he has been translated into many languages.


Standing Heavy (Biblioasis International Translation #42) By Gauz', Frank Wynne (Translator) Cover Image
By Gauz', Frank Wynne (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771966009
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Biblioasis - October 3rd, 2023

Winner of the 2023 Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize - Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize - One of The Walrus' Best Fall Books of 2023

A funny, fast-paced, and poignant take on Franco-African history, as told through the eyes of three African security guards in Paris.


One Part Woman By Perumal Murugan, Aniruddhan Vasudevan (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128805
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - October 9th, 2018

The first book published in America by a world-class writer, already profiled by the New York Times, One Part Woman is a charming and touching story of a South Indian couple who cannot conceive, and the extraordinary lengths they go to please their family and try to have a baby.


Gilgamesh: A New Translation of the Ancient Epic By Sophus Helle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780300268096
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Yale University Press - September 6th, 2022

A poem for the ages, freshly and accessibly translated by an international rising star, bringing together scholarly precision and poetic grace
 
“Sophus Helle’s new translation . . .


Bitter Orange Tree By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646222124
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Catapult - July 11th, 2023

A TIME Best Book of the Year
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year


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
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Don’t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. 


The Man Who Spoke Snakish By Andrus Kivirähk, Christopher Moseley (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124128
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 3rd, 2015

A bestseller in the author's native country of Estonia, where the book is so well known that a popular board game has been created based on it, The Man Who Spoke Snakish is the imaginative and moving story of a boy who is tasked with preserving ancient traditions in the face of modernity.


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Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel By Satoshi Yagisawa, Eric Ozawa (Translated by) Cover Image
By Satoshi Yagisawa, Eric Ozawa (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063278677
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - July 4th, 2023

The wise and charming international bestseller and hit Japanese movie—about a young woman who loses everything but finds herself—a tale of new beginnings, romantic and family relationships, and the comfort that can be found in books. 


Three Summers By Margarita Liberaki, Karen Van Dyck (Translated by) Cover Image
By Margarita Liberaki, Karen Van Dyck (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681373300
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: NYRB Classics - July 9th, 2019

A tender story about three sisters coming of age in Greece over the course of three summers, now available after being out of print for over twenty years.


When I Sing, Mountains Dance: A Novel By Irene Solà Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450802
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

A spellbinding novel that places one family’s tragedies against the uncontainable life force of the land itself.