Inspired by Women In Translation Month, BC bookseller emeritus Adam Fales sat down with translator Kate Briggs to talk about how translation happens. We all know how essential translation is in a world of over 6,000 languages, but the craft, dilligence, effort and finesse that goes into a work of translation often goes unnoticed when executed seamlessly. Briggs's essay collection This Little Art offers us a peek inside the intricate, at times grueling process of translating a book. We hope you'll enjoy our conversation with her as much as we did!
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As a part of our ongoing series highlighting books for Women in Translation Month, translator Lynne Sharon Schwartz was kind enough to answer a few questions about a recent project, Run for Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi, and her experience as a translator.
See the questions below and also take a look at the anthology she edited, Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays about Translation.
In summer there's nothing better than relaxing with a refreshing brew and a cool book, so in honor of the Queens Beer Festival on July 28th we paired a few new releases with some of our favorite beers from Queens breweries! Make sure you stop by Book Culture LIC on your way back from the bars to pick up some of these titles!
Celebrate Women in Translation month with Bookculture! Every day on our twitter we'll feature some of our new favorite translated work by women. Stay tuned for some exciting events and displays within our stores!
It's finally here, our favorite time of the year: summer reading season! There's just something about the warm weather that gets us excited to get lost in a good book, whether it's a classic that we're revisiting (or finally getting to!) or that new book we've been hearing so much about. Here, then, are some of the books we're looking forward to reading this summer.