Women in Translation Month Reading List 2023

Women In Translation seeks to rectify the prevalent gender disparity in non-English language literature. Celebrate Women in Translation Month 2023 with a range of titles from The Margellos World Republic of Letters, a series which identifies works of cultural and artistic significance previously overlooked by translators and publishers, as well as important contemporary authors whose work has not yet been translated into English.

Barefoot Doctor
A Novel

Can Xue
Translated by Karen Gernant and Zeping Chen

A profound, poignant story of a village healer and her community, from one of the world’s great contemporary novelists

The New World Written
Selected Poems

Maria Baranda
Edited by Paul Hoover

A lyrical collection of the finest poems by a leading Mexican poet, superbly translated for English readers

Look at the Lights, My Love

Annie Ernaux
Translated by Alison L. Strayer

A revelatory meditation on class and consumer culture, from 2022 Nobel laureate Annie Ernaux

On My Aunt’s Shallow Grave White Roses Have Already Bloomed

Maria Mitsora
Translated by Jacob Moe

A collection of short stories by an acclaimed contemporary Greek writer, reminiscent of Lydia Davis and Jenny Offill

Voices of the Lost
A Novel

Hoda Barakat
Translated by Marilyn Booth

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, this novel weaves together a series of devastating confessions about life in contemporary Arab society

Love in the New Millennium

Can Xue
Translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
Foreword by Eileen Myles

The most ambitious work of fiction by a writer widely considered the most important novelist working in China today

The Body of the Soul

Ludmila Ulitskaya
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

A new collection of stories by the acclaimed Ludmila Ulitskaya, masterfully translated into English (forthcoming October 31st, 2023)

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