Translated Literature


Translated Literature

For those who blog about, read, and support literature that has been translated from languages other than English. Less than 3% of books published in US (and .7% of lit/poetry) are translated books. Support translated literature!!

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Very few books that were originally written in a language other than English are translated and published in the United States. Approximately 3% of total books published were originally written in another language, and only .7% when narrowed down to just literature and poetry. When translated books are published, they typically don't make it to the mainstream press on a large scale. This means that so many readers are missing out on wonderful authors and books!

This is a group of people interested in spreading awareness about books that have been translated or those interested in world literature. Feel free to blog about books that you have read. Authors and publishing companies are also welcome to join!

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4 books translated from the French available for review

France Book Tours specializes in books set in France or about France.Right now we have 4 translated ebooks from the French available for an honest review - they are the ones set for July 11-30 in the…Continue

Started by Emma @ Words And Peace Jun 14, 2013.

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Comment by Mk - on March 3, 2015 at 11:47am

Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbol: Nail-Biting Gothic Historical Thriller

You may know Lene Kaaberbol as co-author of The Boy In the Suitcase – and you really owe it to yourself to check out our review of Doctor Death, Book #1 in her new gothic historical mystery series, at

Comment by Mk - on August 14, 2014 at 9:58am

The Stone Boy by Sophie Loubiere: Is Madame Preau Crazy or Not?

If you like psychological thrillers like I do, you’ll want to know about the French bestselling and award-winning The Stone Boy. It’s just been published in the U.S. Learn more about it at Excellent translation!

Comment by Diana Persaud on January 16, 2014 at 9:32am


I write paranormal erotica and I'm looking for someone who could fix translation errors for my translated books. English to another language. Willing to trade books and translate from your language into English (if you are an author).

Comment by Sarah Beth Goncarova on July 19, 2012 at 9:46am

Our latest book Sonia's Song was first written in German, then in French, and now you can read this breathtaking memoir in English! FREE on Amazon until midnight Sunday!

Sonia's Song FREE e-book

At the age of eight, little Sonia Korn is declared an enemy of the German State. She and her family are given a grim option; either find a way to disappear, or be rounded up and sent to certain death. After a perilous escape to the Belgian border, and becoming caught in the chaos and carnage of war-torn France and Belgium, Sonia finds that she must give up everything she knows and loves just to survive. This is the complex true story of one girl, who rises from war's ashes to sing the songs of hope and love world-wide. A heart-wrenching and poignant memoir, by internationally renowned singer Sonia Korn-Grimani. 


Elie Wiesel writes, "Korn-Grimani describes not only suffering she had to endure, but how she succeeded in overcoming it...I am sure that Sonia's Song will touch the hearts of many readers." 


ISBN: 978-0-9845558-3-3

Title: Sonia's Song

Author: Sonia Korn-Grimani

Published by Clay Grouse Press


Comment by Mk - on June 28, 2012 at 10:43am

Book Giveaway: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka

On the surface, this award-winning novel seems to be about cricket, something we don't know much about in this country. Underneath it's about so much more. A UK reviewer wrote: “It's funny and original, extremely revealing about Sri Lanka, and as for the cricket, in the author's own words: 'If you can't understand why anyone would watch, let alone obsess over this dull game, then this is the book for you.’" Enter to win at

Comment by A Universe in Words on June 22, 2012 at 7:28am

Hop on over to see what Carlos Ruiz Zafon said about the translation of his works into English during the Foyles Event last night:

Juli @ Universe in Words

Comment by Mk - on May 25, 2012 at 11:37am

Book Giveaway & Review Strindberg’s Star by Jan Wallentin

We’re giving away a copy of this thrill ride of a Swedish novel, an international bestseller! Enter to win at (part of the Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop)

Comment by Mk - on March 30, 2012 at 12:18pm

Book Giveaway & Review: Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is Iceland's noir crime queen and is often compared to Stieg Larsson. No matter what you call her, she is one hell of a thriller writer! Win Ashes to Dust at Then link to the Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop for the chance to win lots of other wonderful novels.

Comment by Mk - on March 20, 2012 at 12:11pm

The Thief & A Need So Beautiful: Double Book Giveaway

The Thief, by award-winning author Fukimori Nakamura, won Japan's esteemed Oe Literary prize. It's been getting tons of pre-release buzz for its English translated version. A Need so Beautiful is Book #1 in a series by Suzanne Young that reviewers have absolutely loved. Both are about forgotten people. Enter to win one of these novels at

Comment by Karl Janssen on March 19, 2012 at 5:47pm

My review of Selected Stories by Lu Hsun, a.k.a. Lu Xun, the father of modern literature in China, now appearing at my blog Old Books by Dead Guys,


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