August in Women in Translation Month--a whole month dedicated to celebrating literature by women in translation! We started the month by talking about some of our favorite books by women in translation; on Friday we hosted a fantastic event with translators Susan Bernofsky, John Keene, Ann Goldstein, and Nathan Xavier Osorio. Next up we have Lina Meruane, an author we love, whose book Seeing Red was translated by Megan McDowell.
Every month, Book Culture on Columbus features a bookseller's favorite books. This month, they show off Lucas's staff picks, which range from dark short stories to essays on film to the diaries of one of literature's most beloved erotica writers. Read Lucas's thoughts on them below and stop by the store to pick up some of these excellent books!
It's no secret that we love reading books in translation here at Book Culture. Anyone who spends time browsing the shelf talkers at the store will see that our favorite writers come from all over the world and write in many different languages. Though books in translation make up only 3% of all books published in any given year, they are some of the most exciting and memorable books out there, and we are grateful for the translators and publishers whose work allows us to read these amazing books.
Earlier this summer, we did a series of blog posts, highlighting what Book Culture employees were planning to read this summer. But right now, Book Culture on Broadway has a beautiful display up for some of their reads! Check out some of the great novels, cookbooks, and poetry below, and find your next summer read. Also, be sure to stop by the store to see the display for yourself!
July 18, 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. This anniversary, we celebrate with several new publications on the life and work of the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Among these is Kathleen A. Flynn's The Jane Austen Project, a tale of literature, romance, and...time travel? Kathleen was kind enough to answer some questions on her book!
The fantastic and funny poet Patricia Lockwood has been a longtime favorite at Book Culture. Now, with her new memoir Priestdaddy (Riverhead, 2017), Lockwood takes her voice to a new genre, following her poetry collections Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (Octopus Books, 2012) and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Penguin, 2014). Before her upcoming reading at Book Culture on 112th Street, we took the opportunity to ask Lockwood some questions.
We're very excited to be hosting an event with David MacNeal on July 20th to promote his new book, Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us in anticipation.
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