Thursday, July 16, 2009
Over at the Three Percent blog, Nobel Prize-winner Le Clézio's novel Desert is recommended summer reading from the 2010 Best Translated Book Award panelists (it has disclaimer that this is not in any way the award's long-list, but we hope Desert is included on that too). Chad Post writes, 'The list below simply represents all of the titles that the nine BTB panelists (Monica Carter, Scott Esposito, Susan Harris, Annie Janusch, Brandon Kennedy, Bill Marx, Michael Orthofer, Chad W. Post, and Jeff Waxman) have recommended to each other to take a look at. It’s a sort of list of “books in the running,” or more accurately, “translations that some of us have liked.” (And yes, this is just fiction. For now. Maybe we could do something with poetry in the not-too-distant future . . .)'