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rockpools
Untitled | Anonymous
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I‘m case you need to know, The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist has been announced. Loads here I haven‘t heard of. Any thoughts?

I‘ve read Tomb of Sand ❤️, Books of Jacob 📚, and Planet of Clay 😱😭 (worthy of being on the list but I can‘t say I enjoyed it). I think I have the Book of Mother on my Kobo somewhere. Any others I should dive into?

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/womenintranslation/longlist2022/

#warwickprize #wit

Simona I loved The Book of Mother, but my advice would be to reread The Books of Jacob because it is far better than the rest on the list 😘 4w
julesG I know which one I'm going to add to my TBR. 😁 I might even read it in German 4w
BarbaraBB I liked the Book of Mother too as well as Three Summers but both are not really unforgettable if you ask me! 4w
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rockpools @Simona 😂😂 That might be a plan! I was going to ask if you wanted to predict a winner from this little lot, but I think I know the answer 😘 4w
rockpools @julesG It absolutely stands out, doesn‘t it? 4w
rockpools @BarbaraBB Hmm. Interesting. Planet of Clay *was* unforgettable, but very very difficult in every which way. I‘ll give Mother a go. 4w
Simona You know that Jacob is the winner 😘 3w
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Lindy
Alberta and Freedom | Cora Sandel
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Sunday Reads, October 16: audiobook nonfiction; French language ecofeminism; plus early 20th century feminist fiction from Norway
https://youtu.be/gHRU9rpAtgI

#BookTube #WIT #CanLit en français

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Lindy
Alberta & Freedom | Cora Sandel
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Pickpick

I was blown away by this autobiographical novel set in Paris in the early 20th century. The writing is so strong, so evocative, and Alberta is a singular character. She‘s clear about what she rejects, which is pretty much everything expected of her gender & class. What she doesn‘t know is exactly how to move forward creatively, but she‘s determined to figure that out. A beautiful translation from Norwegian by Elizabeth Rokken. #WIT

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merelybookish
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Pickpick

Book 2 of the Alberta trilogy is a heartbreaker. Alberta, her parents now dead, has moved to Paris. She leads an aimless life, fraternizing with artists, staying in seedy lodgings, scribbling on scraps of paper but unable to write in a dedicated way. But what does freedom mean? Is not doing a kind of freedom, especially for a woman? Frustrating and yet powerful too.

merelybookish I forgot to add this fits for #wit month and for the year 1931 of the #192025 challenge. @Librarybelle 4mo
Librarybelle Frustrating and powerful…good description! 4mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Hey #foodandlit friends! The August buddy read for Japan is on sale now! This sounds super cute and will also work for Women in Translation month if you like to double up on those challenges.

@Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks #Japan
#WITMonth #WIT #WomenInTranslation

Ann_Reads This one is also really good on audio; at least I think so. 😊 🎧 4mo
Catsandbooks Thank you so much for letting us know!! 🙌🏼 4mo
Tera66 Got it! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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brittanybooks
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Certainly not my favorite of the year but I like the idea of humor as a weapon for women. #memorialbookchallenge #75bookchallenge #book70of2021

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monalyisha
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Some much-needed pith from the inimitable Oscar Wilde.

Good luck today. 😅

Aims42 🤣🤣 This is the perfect quote for today! Thanks for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving!! 12mo
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Lindy
Goblin Girl | Moa Romanova
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Moa Romanova‘s graphic memoir about living with depression and an anxiety disorder is moving and even funny. She‘s young and lives in a rundown apartment in Gothenberg, Sweden, with unreliable water. The clutter & garbage pictured everywhere seem to reflect her mental struggle. But she finds hope & help from unlikely quarters. The art is unusual and striking; with minimal text. #Translation by Melissa Bowers. #WIT #comics

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Lindy
In Memory of Memory | Maria Stepanova
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Maria Stepanova set out to record her Jewish family‘s history in Russia, but the more she uncovered, the more she doubted what she thought she knew. This remarkable work of literature is hard to classify: it‘s a blend of memoir, fiction, 20th c history, archival documents, & essays about art. These all come gracefully together in what turns out to be a rumination on memory & mortality. Lively & poetic #translation by Sasha Dugdale. #WIT

charl08 I really loved this one, fascinating book. I would love to hear her speak about the process, how great that you got to do this! 8mo
Lindy @charl08 Glad to hear you loved this too. You can probably find recordings on YouTube of her being interviewed. 8mo
charl08 @Lindy thank you, I'll have a look. 8mo
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Lindy
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A slim, emotionally-affecting and hopeful novel told in the alternating viewpoints of two immigrants to Australia. Salimah is an African refugee with two young sons. Sayuri is the highly-educated wife of a Japanese academic. The two meet at an ESL class and become friends. #Translation by Meredith McKinney #WIT

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