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Two Offers for Women in Translation Month

All August we’re very enthusiastically celebrating Women in Translation Month! If you’ve been keeping up with #WITMonth on social media, you may have heard the statistics about just how few translated books are by female authors. And you may have also read about some of the structural barriers that make it difficult to find women writers and bring them into English, and the wonderful efforts by many publishers to overcome them.

Although there are indeed challenges, we at Two Lines Press are dedicated to bringing outstanding female authors to you in English translation. And we are proud to say that in 2017 we’re doing a pretty good job of it. Two of the four novels that we are publishing this year are by women, and the fall issue of our journal Two Lines is particularly female-dominated: 17 out of the 30 contributors to Issue 27 are female, and all of the fiction is from women!

Out next month, Issue 27 includes Kim Min Jeong’s groundbreaking feminist Korean poetry that delves into subjects and words (“Tits Named Dick”) that push the boundaries of Korean literature. It also includes a surrealist Chinese story from Yan Ge, widely acclaimed as one of China’s young rising stars. And it features rising Mexican star Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s innovative, math-inflected Empty Set reminiscent of Carmen Boullosa and Valeria Luiselli!

To make it easier to get your hands on some of these books and journals we’re publishing, we’ve decided to do two special offers for Women in Translation Month. Here they are!

 

The Subscription Plus – $15/$25

Maybe you’ve been thinking of plunking down $15 and starting your one-year subscription to Two Lines. Well, let us give you a little added inducement! Anyone who takes out a subscription this month to Two Lines (discounted over 1/3 off the cover price!) will get a free, acclaimed novel from Two Lines Press. And of course since it’s WITMonth it’ll be a novel by a female author!

And if you take out a two-year subscription to Two Lines for $25 (an even bigger discount than the one-year), you’ll get one of these acclaimed books and a Two Lines Postcard Set as a thank-you bonus!

You can choose one of the following:

Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano (tr. Jennifer Higgins & Sophie Lewis) — called “polyphonic, arboreal, rhizomatic, desperate, stunning” by Lauren Elkin (author of Flâneuse), in nearly 300 vignettes Pagano explores love from every possible angle. If you think you know everything there is to know about love, let Pagano show you some new worlds.

A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska (tr. Christina Kramer) — this novel “brings to mind Elena Ferrante and Magda Szabó” (Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation) as it dissects the breakup of Yugoslavia through the utterly compelling story of twins conjoined at the head. Enter a world of sisterhood and secrets where even the simplest of actions are unlike any we’ve ever experienced.

If you’re taking advantage of this offer, just let us know which title you want when you check out by using the “order notes” box!

 

The Women in Translation Month Three-Pack – $22.50

With this three-pack you’re in great shape for Women in Translation Month and beyond—you get three wildly different books spanning the worlds of France, Denmark, and Macedonia at 50% off! Click here to get started.

In addition to Trysting and A Spare Life (described above), you’ll get Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt!

Get things started off with the blistering Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt (tr. Denise Newman), declared “the writer of dark secrets” by Binary Star–author Sarah Gerard. Baboon’s 15 propulsive, crisis-ridden, ever-escalating stories are by one of the most acclaimed women writers in translation in recent years. Aidt is a writer not to be missed!

Then keep up the intensity with Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano—called a “polyphonic, arboreal, rhizomatic, desperate, stunning” novel by Lauren Elkin (author of Flâneuse). In nearly 300 vignettes Pagano explores love from every possible angle. If you think you know everything there is to know about love, let Pagano show you some new worlds.

And finally settle in for a saga with A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska. This novel “brings to mind Elena Ferrante and Magda Szabó” (Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation) as it dissects the breakup of Yugoslavia through the utterly compelling story of twins conjoined at the head. Enter a world of sisterhood and secrets where even the simplest of actions are unlike any we’ve ever experienced.