Recent Blog Entries

Columbia University Press Party

In honor of University Press week, Book Culture hosted a party to celebrate Columbia University Press. We asked some of the attendees for book recommendations, which yielded eclectic results.

Meredith Howard, a director of marketing at Columbia University Press, is currently reading Do This For Me, by Eliza Kennedy, about a high-powered lawyer who plots revenge after learning of her husband’s infidelity. Next up is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Accessory to War, about the relationship between astrophysicists and the US Military.

National Book Awards 2018

The 2018 National Book Award winners were announced last Wednesday, November 14th. Since its inception in 1950, the National Book Award has been one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for literature. Past award winners include Vladimir Nabokov, Hannah Arendt, and Ralph Ellison. 

University Press Week 2018

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Book Culture loves the eclectic and exciting books published by university presses - that’s why we’re so excited to celebrate University Press Week! University Presses are known for publishing books that might otherwise be considered too experimental or esoteric. As a result, the roughly 14,000 books published annually by university presses are some of the most eclectic and exciting volumes on our shelves

Changing, Adjusting, Expanding: Conversation On The Art Of Translation With Author & Translator Kate Briggs

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!

#WiTM Spotlight with Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Run for your life 9781632061652 hrAs 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.