Translating Foreign-Language Fiction

Published 03/19 2014 11:49AM

Updated 03/19 2014 12:05PM

Only about three percent of books published in the United States are from translations. Three Percent, run with Open Letter Press out of the University of Rochester, seeks to get more of us reading translated works of literature.

Three Percent has developed a prestigious book award, called the Best Translated Book Award. You can read about the award and the finalists here. Watch an interview with Chad W. Post discussing the importance of foreign literature and the list of finalists by clicking the video above.

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