5 books to read for Women in Translation Month 2022
This August, celebrate Women in Translation Month with Scribe!
Did you know that fewer than 31% of books translated into English are written by women? Originally started by Meytal Radzinski in 2014, the #womenintranslation project seeks to ‘rectify the imbalance in world literature’ by promoting women writers in translation.
At Scribe we publish new translated work regularly, so to help guide your reading, here are five of some of our recent WIT titles:
Vista Chinesa is our most recent piece of translated work by a woman; inspired by a real event, this is the story of a woman and a city that were violated.
Winter in Sokcho is an exquisite debut set in a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea; it is about shared identities and divided selves, vision and blindeness, intimacy and alienation.
The Eighth Life is a family saga beginning at the start of the twentieth century, following generation after generation of a compelling family — one that owes their fortune to a delicious chocolate recipe.
A Vineyard in Andalusia is a sweeping historical epic following a ruined silver-mine owner who sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World.
To celebrate Women in Translation month, we’re offering 20% off a selection of Scribe WIT titles. Just use the code ‘WIT22’ at checkout.
We would love to keep up with your reading too, so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtags #womenintranslation and #WITMonth!
Nichola Smalley is a translator of Swedish and Norwegian literature.…