Women in Translation book club

It’s no secret that books by female authors are proportionally undertranslated (a consequence of the fact that books by women tend to be reviewed less than by those by men and shortlisted for fewer prizes). There have been a number of moves both to address and to redress this imbalance, from Kamila Shamsie’s call for a year of publishing only women to the establishment of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. I’m honoured to be involved in one smaller part of this venture, leading a Women in Translation book club. If talking about remarkable books from different cultures sounds like your idea of a good time, then join us at Lighthouse Bookshop (a fantastic political, feminist and queer bookshop in Edinburgh – check them out!), one Monday a month.

Row of books written by female books in translation

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