August is Women in Translation Month
Women in Translation Month is almost upon us. Book blogger Meytal Radzinski is behind it all and she started blogging about in in 2014 when she realised that so few books are translated and from that small piece of the pie, less that 30% are from female writers..
#WITmonth has grown in size and power since then – and there’s even a prize to recognise titles now called the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.
So want to join in?
1) Follow @Read_WIT and #WITMonth: The “Women in Translation” Twitter account and hashtag offer year-round recommendations of great new books by women authors from around the world. The BookTrail will be suggesting a few to add to your list.
2) Look at a book in translation and wonder at the marvel that it is – a story brought to you by TWO word wizards – the writer and the person who has translated the culture, language, nuances and humour from one country and gifted it to you between these pages.
3) Buy a book by a woman in translation (there’s lots in your library and local bookstore!)
4) Pick the country you’d most like to visit -then find a woman in translation from that country and read it and travel at the same time!
5) Review works by women in translation and ALWAYS NAME THE TRANSLATOR!
6) Suggest these books to your book group
And most of all – enjoy your journey to other worlds, worlds you have not yet discovered and so many books to enjoy! There will be lots of books highlighted on TheBookTrail too so #WITMonth it with us too!