This week’s episode is all about one of our favorite publishers: Open Letter Books. Trevor and Paul are joined by translated lit super fan, Ron Restrepo, as they share a few favorite Open Letter titles, talk about the ones they can’t wait to pick up next, and discuss the importance and magic of this vital and exciting press.
We also announce the winner of our giveaway of Arabesques! Oh, and we have another giveaway . . .
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- One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa
- Solenoid, by Mircea C?rt?rescu, translated by Sean Cotter
- Arabesques, by Anton Shammas, translated by Vivian Eden
- Bariloche, by Andrés Neuman, translated by Robin Meyers
- This Is Not Miami, by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes
- Two Sherpas, by Sebastián Martínez Daniell
- Moving Parts, by Magdalena Tulli, translated by Bill Johnston
- Flaw, by Magdalena Tulli, translated by Bill Johnston
- Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
- Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf
- Eventide, by Kent Haruf
- Benediction, by Kent Haruf
- The Story of a Life, by Konstantin Paustovsky, translated by Douglas Smith
- The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman
- Nobody’s Home, by Dubravka Ugreši?, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursa?
- Rupert: A Confession, by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, translated by Michelle Hutchison
- The Confessions of Noa Weber, by Gail Hareven, translated by Dalya Bilu
- Chronicle of the Murdered House, by Lúcio Cardoso, translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson
- La Grande, by Juan José Saer, translated by Steve Dolph
- Scars, by Juan José Saer, translated by Steve Dolph
- The Sixty-Five Years of Washington, by Juan José Saer, translated by Steve Dolph
- Death in Spring, by Mercè Rodoreda, translated by Martha Tennent
- Camellia Street, by Mercè Rodoreda, translated by David Rosenthal
- Radiant Terminus, by Antoine Volodine, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman
- The Translator’s Bride, by João Reis, translated by the author
- Hunger, by Knut Hamsun, translated by Robert Bly
- Four by Four, by Sara Mesa, translated by Katie Whittemore
- Our Lady of the Nile, by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Melanie Mauthner
- The Bottom of the Sky, by Rodrigo Fresán, translated by Will Vanderhyden
- Gesell Dome, by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated by Andrea G. Labinger
- Hurricane Season, by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes
- 77, by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated by Andrea G. Labinger
- The Clerk, by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated by Andrea G. Labinger
- The Incompletes, by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary
- The Planets, by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary
- The Chejfec book I couldn’t remember in the episode: Baroni: A Journey, by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Margaret Carson
- Fox, by Dubravka Ugreši?, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursa? & David Williams
- The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, by Dubravka Ugreši?, translated by Celia Hawkesworth
- Not Even the Dead, by Juan Gómez Bárcena, translated by Katie Whittemore
- Tirza, by Arnon Grunberg, translated by Sam Garrett
- Ninth Building, by Zou Jingzhi, translated by Jeremy Tiang
- Pachinko Parlor, by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
- Winter in Sokcko, by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
- Bluebeard’s First Wife, by Ha Seong-nan, translated by Janet Hong
- Flowers of Mold, by Ha Seong-nan, translated by Janet Hong
- Maidenhair, by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Marian Schwartz
- The Physics of Sorrow, by Georgi Gospodinov, translated by Angela Rodel
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