Women in Translation Month (2016) – From September to July…

WITM LogoAs I did last year, today I’m supplementing my Women in Translation Month reviews with a list of books read and reviewed between the end of 2015’s event and the start of the current month.  A wide range of countries and writers are featured – links, as always are to my reviews (the books with *stars* are my top recommendations)!


*Gehen, ging, gegangen (Go, Went, Gone) by Jenny Erpenbeck*
*The Looking-Glass Sisters by Gøhril Gabrielsen*
Supernova by Dewi Lestari
Home by Leila S. Chudori
Geschichte vom alten Kind (The Old Child) by Jenny Erpenbeck
*Kassandra by Christa Wolf*
Etüden im Schnee (Memoirs of a Polar Bear) by Yoko Tawada
Aller Liebe Anfang (Where Love Begins) by Judith Hermann
Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre (Heidi’s Apprentice and Wander Years)
by Johanna Spyri (Part One, Part Two, Part Three)
Family Room by Lily Yulianti Farid
*A Distant and Beautiful Place by Yang Gui-ja*


The Swan Whisperer by Marlene van Niekerk
*Human Acts by Han Kang*
Time Difference by Baik Sou Linne
Ok-hwa by Geum Hee
*War, So Much War by Mercè Rodoreda*
*Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal*
*Ladivine by Marie NDiaye*
‘Rust’ & ‘Swamp’ by Yang Gui-ja
The Helios Disaster by Linda Boström Knausgård
The Future of Silence – Fiction by Korean Women, Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton (eds.)
Umami by Laia Jufresa
The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel

Less a bonus shot than a whole bottle of recommendations, there should be something here for everyone – have fun 😉

4 thoughts on “Women in Translation Month (2016) – From September to July…

    1. Stu – Yes, a few of those 🙂 It looks like there aren’t that many here, but (of course) I’m missing the books I actually posted on in August, plus all the books I reread and didn’t review again…


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