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Your Spring 2019 Reading List: 15 Books in Translation We’re Excited About!

While we’re hunkering down and waiting for winter to end we thought a list of forthcoming books in translation would be just the inspiration we all need. Here are 15 new titles we’re looking forward to reading.

Tentacle by Rita Indiana, translated from Spanish by Achy Obejas (And Other Stories, January). An excerpt of the poem was published in Two Lines issue 29.

All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimópulos, translated from Spanish by Alice Whitmore (Transit Books, February)

Rain and Other Stories by Mia Couto, translated from Portuguese by Eric Becker (Biblioasis, February)

River of Fire by Qurratulain Hyder, translated from Urdu by the author (New Directions, March)

Good Will Come From the Sea by Christos Ikonomou, translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich (Archipelago Books, March)

Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun, translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette (Comma Press, March)

Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza, translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead (Catapult, April)

Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong, translated from Korean by Sora Kim-Russell (Scribe, April)

The Besieged City by Clarice Lispector, translated from Portuguese by Johnny Lorenz (New Directions, April)

The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer (Transit Books, May)

Happiness, As Such by Natalia Ginzburg, translated from Italian by Minna Proctor (New Directions, June)

The Word of the Speechless: Selected Stories by Julio Ribeyro, translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver (NYRB, August)

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by László Krasznahorkai, translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet (New Directions, September)

The Mutations by Jorge Comensal, translated from Spanish by Charlotte Whittle (FSG, November)

A Dream Come True: The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver (Archipelago Books, November)


Let us know what books you’re excited about this spring!