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Where to Start with Serbian Lit (Hint: Not Simply With Male Authors)

Translator Rachael Daum lives in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to her work for the American Literary Translators Association, she also translates from five languages. Two are big languages, relatively well-represented in translation: German and Russian. But Daum also translates from Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian.There is fairly little Serbian literature in translation. Book Riot has previously covered…

6 Books: Where to Start with Algerian Literature

My favorite Algerian book critic, Dr. Nadia Ghanem, has put together an overview of who’s who—and what’s what—when it comes to Algerian literature in English.In total, she found around 100 books. The first French translation of an Algerian literary work was published in 1956. After that, the first Arabic translation—of Taher Wattar’s The Earthquake—came in 2001. As…