Posts Tagged: Spanish
At the Guardian, Marta Bausells interviews Idra Novey about her life as a translator, the notion of vanishing, and the freedom of speaking another language. On writing her novel, Ways to Disappear, Novey recalls:
I wanted to surprise myself and burn down the house of fiction on every page, as much as I could.
The world’s oldest gay bookstore is getting a new lease on life by adding a cafe and liquor license.
In an age of unlimited choice, bookstores can help connect readers with the best books....more
The percentage of literature in translation put out by British and American publishing houses is pretty dismal. Hispabooks, a new publishing company in Madrid, wants to bring the richness of Spanish literature to a wider audience through English translations....more
Check out the sparkling first issue of the Buenos Aires Review, an online literary/cultural magazine aiming to cultivate the conversation between the Americas with pieces in English and Spanish from writers in both North and South America.
Some highlights include:...more
You’d be surprised how many people in the US speak German at home.
Check out Sunlight Cities’ map of “Leading Language Spoken at Home Other than English.” Although the data was collected a little over a decade ago, it’s hopefully safe to assume that the numbers are not only growing but also diversifying....more
A new transnational, Spanish-language, radio program seeks to share human stories throughout Latin America and the U.S. In the last year, Radio Ambulante has built a production network throughout the Americas and begun production on the first three episodes. To propel the project to the next stage, donations are being accepted through Kickstarter....more