Women In Translation

Another post from me so soon? Well, it’s Women in Translation Month and I just can’t pass up the opportunity to talk about a reading event I love.

In case you don’t know, WIT was started by Meytal Radzinski in 2014, with the hope of celebrating the works of women in translation. Did you know that only 36% of books translated into English are from non-European countries? Hopefully by highlighting WIT, more people will reach for a translated book written by a woman.

Every year I try to set a yearly intention to read more books in translation and I’ve been doing pretty well with that goal. What I’d like to challenge myself to do is only read books in translation this month. With the exception of my mystery book club pick, I’m going to challenge myself to only start translated books written by women.

I don’t have high expectations because you know it’s been a bit of a tough reading year for me but it’s always fun to think about reading goals isn’t it?

In case you want to participate and not sure where to start the Women in Translation page has lots of great resources. I also love to highlight Words Without Borders and Latin American Literature Today. There are a few other favorite resources I go to for works in translation so I hope to share more about those soon.

Anyway, I hope you decided to join in and I’d love to hear what you are reading or planning to read.