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Celebrating Women in Translation Month

2019 marks the sixth #WITMonth, and we’re kicking it off with a selection of conversations, reading lists, and a spotlight on women in translation!

Two Lines Press women author photos


Translator Alison Anderson asks, where are the women in translation?

David Brookshaw on why we need to translate more women writers.

We need to stop leaving women out of discussions of Latin American literature.

Translators Julia Sanches, Jennifer Croft, Bonnie Huie, and Emma Ramadan on their efforts to promote literary works by women from around the world.

A roundtable with women literary editors.

How to suppress women’s writing.


Asian Review of Books pulled together a year’s worth of reviews, interviews, and other coverage with women authors and translators.

Some of Japan’s under-appreciated women writers.

A year of reading African women.

An issue of Words Without Borders focusing on six Hungarian women writers.

8 short stories by Arab women in translation.

12 essential Spanish-language female authors.

7 Russian books by women for women.

Who are the women of Oulipo?


Mina author Kim Sagwa talks with author Janice Lee in BOMB magazine.

Ankita Chakraborty on the works of Taiwanese author Qiu Miaojin.

Jennifer Croft on the translations of French writer Virginie Despentes.

Haruki Murakami on his favorite young writer, Mieko Kawakami.

A rare conversation with the cult Chinese writer Xi Xi.

An interview with German author Jenny Erpenbeck.

Jeremy Tiang in conversation with Chinese author Yan Ge.