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National Translation Month begins September 1, and we’re ready to celebrate. We’ve delved deep into our backlist to bring you a lineup of our most popular translated titles in both fiction and nonfiction. This month’s blog will feature classic titles, new releases, guest posts by authors and translators, book excerpts, and a chance to win an entire set of our Russian Library series. Be sure to follow our blog and social media for a chance to win a free copy of one of our featured titles. #CUPNTM2018

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September is National Translation Month, a time to celebrate literature in translation. Throughout the month we have been sharing excerpts and guest posts but have devoted Saturdays to featuring poetry titles. Today we have a guest post written by Peter France, the translator and presenter of the poetry of Konstantin Batyushkov in Writings from the
All this week we have highlighted our Russian Library series as part of our ongoing feature for National Translation Month. Today’s post is about the novel Sisters of the Cross by Alexei Remizov, translated by Roger Keys and Brian Murphy. Don’t forget to enter our drawing for a chance to win an entire set of
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What does a forgotten novel originally published in 1863, a collection of stories from the early Soviet era, and a multi-genre collection of condensed, vivid contemporary work have in common? Aside from being published in English translation for our Russian Library series, each of these works uses humor to take a stark look at the
This week we are highlighting our Russian Library series as part of our ongoing feature for National Translation Month. Today’s post is about the experimental novel Rapture by Iliazd, translated by Thomas J. Kitson. If you haven’t yet, enter our drawing for a chance to win an entire set of the Russian Library series! •